How can the next Multiannual Financial Framework support a more efficient CAP?
Will there be a CAP mid-term review in 2017? And, if so, what should it do?
Protecting biodiversity through the CAP requires more spatially targeted schemes in Pillar 2.
Why limited biodiversity benefits are expected from EFA implementation under CAP reform
The CAP crop diversification greening requirement is a scandalous waste of resources.
The last CAP reform is a pure political-game compromise and no paradigmatic change. Before the implementation of the new regulations has even begun to take place, the CAP is already in need of new reform.
Two presentations at a conference of Italian agricultural economists in Parma last week summarise the state of CAP reform negotiations
Links to a short bibliography on CAP greening
The Council and Parliament will struggle to reconcile their differences over how much flexibility to allow to member states and farmers in deciding eligibliity for the green payment in Pillar 1.
As regards the direct payments regulation, both legislative institutions are converging on a similar set of proposals and no issue sticks out which might cause real difficulties when the trilogue negotiations begin.
Series of papers on the CAP reform process provide excellent overview of key issues
Discussion on Cyprus Presidency CAP reform progress report at Agricultural Council this week will highlight divisions on internal convergence and greening in the direct payments regulation.
Watching the videostream of the Agricultural Council’s greening debate held earlier this week was a rather depressing experience. There is something profoundly wrong with a decision-making system where food and agricultural policy is determined solely by agricultural ministers who speak on behalf of their farmers only, with only the Commission present to even vaguely represent [...]
A recent conference organised in the European Parliament brought agroforestry to the heart of the discussion on the CAP reform.
COPA-COGECA comes out with new ideas on greening but they help little to tackle its fundamental problem.
New paper provides useful summary of the CAP greening debate to date.
Links to a recent paper and report I have written on CAP greening
New IEEP study shows the inappropriateness of mandating fixed and uniform management actions across the whole of the EU to achieve environmental goals. Existing entry-level agri-environment schemes in member states involve very diverse management practices which are often revised in the light of experience.