Policy Reform and Adjustment in the Agricultural Sectors of Developed Countries

June 2006
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  • Published
    9th June 2006
  • ISBN 9781845930332
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

This book explores the policy implications of growing pressures for economic adjustment in the agricultural sectors of developed countries. The primary focus is on Europe and North America, but adjustment policies in other developed countries are discussed. Some chapters are based on an international workshop at Imperial College, London in October 2003, and an international symposium in Philadelphia in the spring of 2004.

* Introduction
* Structural Change in European Agriculture
* Structural Change in U.S. Agriculture
* Pressures for Adjustment in the Agricultural Sectors of Developed Countries
* Policy Reform and Adjustment in the European Union: Changes in the Common Agricultural Policy and Enlargement
* Policy Reform and U.S. Agricultural Adjustment Capacity
* Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment in Australia and New Zealand
* The Swedish Agricultural Policy Reform of 1990
* Agricultural Policy Reform and Structural Adjustment in Korea and Japan
* Policy Reform and Agricultural Adjustment in Transition Countries
* The Reform of Grain Transportation Policy and Transformation in Western Canadian Agriculture
* The U.S. Peanut Quota Buyout: Sectoral Adjustment to Policy Change Under the 2002 Farm Act
* What Affects Farmers’ Ability to Adjust: Evidence from the United States
* Differences in Farm Performance and Adjustment to Change: A Perspective from the Netherlands
* Policies Affecting Resource Adjustment in Agriculture in the European Union
* Policy for Agricultural Adjustment in the United States
* Adjustment Policy for Agriculture in Developed Countries

David Blandford

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Berkeley Hill

Successively from 1970 to 2005 Berkeley Hill held the posts of lecturer, senior lecturer, reader in Agricultural Economics and, from 1999, professor at Wye College (University of London) and, following its merger in 2000, Imperial College London. This involved teaching economics and policy and researching at the interface between statistics and policy. On early retirement in 2005 he was made Emeritus Professor of Policy Analysis by Imperial College London (currently being listed within its Environmental Policy group). In 2008/9 Berkeley Hill was elected President of the Agricultural Economics Society. Since 2005 he has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, FAO, OECD, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the UNECE. He has also worked as part of the AgraCEAS Consulting team (a business part-owned by Imperial College) evaluating aspects of rural development policy in England, Wales and Scotland and in assessing the impact on agriculture of Brexit.