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Triggering the next revisions of the CAP

Revisions to the CAP basic acts in the coming years will likely be incremental, with a major rethink put off to 2022 or 2023.

We need a British Ecosystem Services Policy not a British Agricultural Policy

A proposal for a post-Brexit agricultural land management policy

More on the future of direct payments

How might direct payments be reformed in the next iteration of the CAP?

Bibliography of proposals for CAP post 2020 Nov 2016

Bibliography of documents relating to the CAP post 2020.

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Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His major research interests are agricultural policy analysis, the impact of international trade on developing countries, and computable general equilibrium analysis of trade and agricultural policy reforms. He has worked as a consultant to the European Parliament, the OECD, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the UN Industrial Development Organisation, and has been a panel member in a number of WTO Dispute Settlement procedures. He is a former President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists but writes here in a personal capacity.