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Support and protection of Greek Agriculture: inter-temporal developments and sectoral diversification

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  • Pavlos Karanikolas


    (Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Department, Agricultural University of Athens)

  • Dimitrios Bourdaras


    (Directorate of Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens)

  • Dimitrios Kremmydas


    (Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Department, Agricultural University of Athens)

  • Nikos Martinos


This paper aims at determining the level of support of Greek agriculture. The calculations are performed on commodity basis over the period 1989-2006. By using an adapted OECD methodology, research findings indicate that the overall support level of Greek agriculture is similar to that of EU though after 2002 diverging trends are observed. A redistribution of the various parts of support is ascertained, whereas livestock production is more supported than crop production. The ratio of market price support to the total value of production seems to explain variations in support levels between Greece and the EU. The need for a critical reappraisal of OECD methodology is stressed.

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Paper provided by Agricultural University of Athens, Department Of Agricultural Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2009-09.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 2009
Handle: RePEc:aua:wpaper:2009-09
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  1. Byerlee, Derek & Morris, Michael L., 1993. "Calculating levels of protection: Is it always appropriate to use world reference prices based on current trading status?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 805-815, May.
  2. Wilfrid Legg, 2003. "Presidential Address Agricultural Subsidies: Measurement and Use in Policy Evaluation," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 54(2), pages 175-201.
  3. Steve McCorriston, 2002. "Why should imperfect competition matter to agricultural economists?," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 29(3), pages 349-371, July.
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