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This study for DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) aims at measur-ing the administrative burdens for farmers arising from the 2003 Common Agricul-ture Policy (CAP) reform. The study provides an assessment of the administrative costs for selected CAP-related measures, especially the...
The introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in EU agriculture may have economic implications that result from incomplete segregation of GM and traditional crop production. In particular, the presence of GMOs could not be ruled out in non-GM agricultural products. Due to...
Globalization is not a purely contemporary phenomenon. According to Chanda (2007) it has “worked silently for millennia without being given a name.” Indeed, globalization processes are continuously evolving, driven by the economic aspirations of millions around the globe— the more people...
Climate change is already happening. Regardless of international progress to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, the climate system will continue to adjust for the next few decades to past and present emissions. This will bring unavoidable impacts on natural and...
The study has been prepared by the Institut d'Economie Industrielle. The objective of the study is to provide a quantitative assessment of the impact of the abolition of EU milk quotas on the EU dairy sector. The impacts of four separate policy scenarios were assessed compared to a baseline...
This is the Draft Final Report of the DG AGRI “Study on Availability of Access to Computer Networks in Rural Areas”. It provides policy makers, stakeholders and others, with concrete guidance on how to maximise the benefits of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) for growth and jobs...
This study compiles and summarizes the existing knowledge about observed and projected impacts of climate change on forests in Europe and reviews options for forests and forestry to adapt to climate change. It has been commissioned by the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development...
The importance of sustainable management of non-market forest goods and services has increased during the last few years. This is also reflected in a number of policy documents within the EU. The new EU Rural Development Regulation speaks about the “non-productive investments", as investments...
This study focuses on the assessment of index tools for agricultural insurances. Index insurances basically differ from traditional agricultural insurances in that they do not refer to the actual farm losses, but to the losses evaluated from an index. This index can be, for example, some area...