The Common Agricultural Policy

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  • The Common Agricultural Policy
    • Formation
      • By the 'Treaty of Rome' in 1957
      • To provide European farmers with fair income
      • To ensure food supply for EU states
    • Why support Farmers?
      • 3 Problems for farmers
        • 1. Farmer's wages fallen
        • 2. Farm prices are unstable
        • 3.  Lost power to supermarkets
      • Large economic income
      • Wine Lakes
    • Reform
      • 'Set Aside' Programs set up
        • UK in 1988
      • Limit Production
        • Fixed Quotas for milk
          • Penalites
      • Early 1990s, less guaranteed prices, more direct subsidies
      • Agenda 2000
      • Abbots Hall Farm
    • Examples of EU protection
      • SUGAR
        • £400 / ton
        • Total about $1.5m
    • Textiles?
      • Since 1970, EU opposed tariffs & quotas on Textile imports
      • 2005, EU banned textile imports from China, due to an exceeded quota

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