CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

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  • Created on: 16-05-09 13:37

CAP- Common Agricultural Policy

Set up in late 1950's after WW2.

  • to plan production
  • increase food security by maximising the production

Tarrifs raised against imports. Guaranteed prices paid to producers in EU.

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CAP.

CAP successful in increasing food production.

mid 1970's = huge surplus.

  • wheat
  • butter
  • wine
  • olive oil

£££ costing to much to produce & store. £££

some sent as FOOD AID to LEDC's or sold to them at subsidised prices. also dumped where famine wasn't an issue.

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THE REFORM.

1990's CAP had to reform.

  • paid to reduce quantity and increase quality
  • subsidies to dairy + livestock farmers were reduced, so farmers no longer encouraged to over breed. To reduce over grazing
  • Arable farmers paid to set aside 10% of their land to reduce grain mountains
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DEFRA

2006 DEFRA set up natural England.

AIMS:

  • CONSERVE AND ENHANCE THE NATURAL ENVIROMENT
  • ENJOY THE NATURAL ENVIROMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE ENVIROMENT
  • DECISIONS MADE TO SECURE THE ENVIROMENT
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