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Mapping the Decoupling : Transfer Efficiency of the Single Farm Payment Scheme


  • Courleux, F.
  • Guyomard, Herve
  • Piet, Laurent


This paper focuses on the question of the transfer efficiency of the SFP scheme and represents graphically the results of an analytical framework with the seminal Surplus Transformation Curve initiated by Josling (1974) and developed by Gardner (1983). The special feature of the SFP scheme resides in the paradox that exists between the tradability of the entitlements and the activation constraint that creates a particular link to the land. The main result is that redistributive effects between landowners and farmers depend on the total number of entitlements, so they have to be considered as a lever to increase the transfer efficiency of the scheme.

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  • Courleux, F. & Guyomard, Herve & Piet, Laurent, 2008. "Mapping the Decoupling : Transfer Efficiency of the Single Farm Payment Scheme," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44185, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44185

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    Single Farm Payment; transfer efficiency; surplus transformation curve; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance;

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