Analysis of the Berlin Accord Reforms of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Samarendu Mohanty, Frank H. Fuller, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Sudhir Chaudhary, Phillip Kaus, Cheng Fang, Chad E. Hart, Karen Kovarik
June 1999 [99-BP 24]
Babcock, B.A., J.C. Beghin, S. Mohanty, F.H. Fuller, J.F. Fabiosa, S. Chaudhary, P. Kaus, C. Fang, C.E. Hart, and K. Kovarik. 1999. "Analysis of the Berlin Accord Reforms of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy." Briefing paper 99-BP 24. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
This paper briefly summarizes the impacts of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms on the European agricultural sector and on international agricultural trade. Objectives of the CAP reform (as stated in EU Commission documents) are to ensure the environmental viability of European agriculture and to protect the livelihood of European farmers. An extensive Appendix provides data on the impact of Agenda 2000 on various commodities.