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  • Central and Eastern European Agriculture in an Expanding European Unionby S. Tangermann; M. Banse

    CABI 2000; US$ 110.00

    The problems caused by the proposed enlargement of the EU to include the associated Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) are discussed in this book. The two main agricultural issues raised by this are the relative competitiveness of CEEC agricultural policies. more...

  • Coherence of Agricultural and Rural Development Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 84.00

    Agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries. But it is still the key sector in managing the land, and many ancillary industries are dependant on agriculture. Both agricultural and rural policy are changing to respond to society's concerns regarding food safety, food security, animal welfare, environmental protection... more...

  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00

    Governments of most developed and many developing countries impose tariffs on imports in order to boost domestic market prices of agricultural commodities. In some OECD countries governments may top up the financial benefits of this market price support through other means, such as direct budgetary payments, favourable tax treatment, and subsidised... more...

  • A Bond Scheme for Common Agricultural Policy Reformby A. Swinbank; R. Tranter

    CABI 2004; US$ 85.00

    Written by economists, a political scientist and a practising politician, and offering insights in EU farm policy, this volume demystifies the bond scheme proposal and explores concerns expressed by farmers and policy makers. more...

  • Business for Development 2008by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    The changing pattern of international agricultural trade has profound implications for Africa. The book’s authors discuss these trade flows, map the corporate landscape of agro-food, (including the emergent indigenous sector), and assess trends in international development co-operation in the corporate sector. Particular focus is given to “aid... more...

  • The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 63.00

    Concerns about the cost of implementing and monitoring agricultural policies are mounting with the development of more decoupled and targeted policies. While these costs are inherent in the policy process, reducing them will bring benefits in terms of better use of public funds, and minimising the overall economic costs of policies. The report suggests... more...

  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    The governments of most developed, and many developing, countries impose border measures—tariffs, tariff rate quotas and export subsidies—to boost the domestic market prices of agricultural commodities. In some OECD countries, governments also provide financial support to their agricultural sector through other means, as well. These interventions... more...

  • Effective Targeting of Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Agricultural policies are dominated by broad measures such as market price support and general payments to all land, animals or farmers. As a result, it is often difficult to associate a particular policy with any specific objective.  Recognising the challenge facing policy makers who wish to design more precisely targeted policies, this study... more...

  • Irrigation Management Transferby Asian Development Bank

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 39.95

    Over the years, various factors like increased competition for water, fiscal constraints. faced by the government in continued subsidies for irrigation management, the. demonstrated improvement in water use equity and efficiency when managed by the. users, have led to the devolution of irrigation management to users. Irrigation. Management Transfer... more...

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 3by UN World Water Assessment Programme

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 63.95

    The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector.  It... more...