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  • Responding to the global food crisis

    Agrifood 15-10-2008

    The current crisis in the global food system, caused by dramatic price rises, provides an opportunity to assure long-term food security and avoid problems in future, argue three essays in the annual report of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

  • Why are current world food prices so high?

    Agrifood 30-06-2008

    Current high food prices are being caused by several complex factors, including high energy prices and poor harvests, according to experts at the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands.

  • Reflecting on the food crisis

    Health 29-05-2008

    Fear has spread across the globe and people are beginning to act on impulse to tackle issues such as the food crisis, so it is time to start using our heads, argues Norbert Walter in a 16 May commentary for Deutsche Bank Research.

  • Sustainability and the bio-economy

    Climate change 03-10-2007

    The growth in demand for grain to fuel the ethanol industry has prompted US farmers to increase their corn acreage by 19% over the last year, writes Nadya Anscombe for the Environmental Research Web.

  • CER: Failure of Doha talks would undermine WTO’s credibility

    Trade & Society 12-12-2005

    The collapse of the Doha round would also call into question the future of the WTO itself, writes Aurore Wanlin in a policy brief for the think tank the Centre for European Reform.

  • Impact of enlargement and prospects for the agricultural sector

    Enlargement 04-11-2004

    The accession of the 10 New Member States (NMS) will
    increase the Union’s Useful Agricultural Area (UAA) by
    29%, the farming population by 52% and the agricultural GDP
    by only 7%. From these three figures, three problems
    immediately appear: low productivity levels, a potentially
    considerable financial cost for the Union and a strong
    socio-political sensitivity, says the latest special issue
    of 
    MINEFI-DREE elargissement

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    Revue Elargissement

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  • Impact of enlargement and prospects for the agricultural sector

    Enlargement 29-10-2004

    The accession of the 10 new member states has increased
    the Union’s useful agricultural area by 29%, the farming population
    by 52% and the agricultural GDP by only 7%. From these three
    figures, three problems immediately appear: low productivity
    levels, a potentially considerable financial cost for the Union and
    a strong socio-political sensitivity. In the CEEC, enlargement also
    means the disappearance of the last tariff barriers to agricultural
    produce with the countries of the EU-15 as well as the setting up
    of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This issue
    of Revue Elargissement by MINEFI-DREE offers
    a review of the situation, and it also outlines the
    possible consequences of introducing the CAP and the prospects for
    the agricultural sectors of these countries.

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