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Comparative analysis of agricultural support within the major agricultural trading nations

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  • Jean-Pierre Butault

    () (ECO-PUB - Economie Publique - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AgroParisTech, LEF - Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AgroParisTech)

  • Jean-Christophe Bureau

    () (ECO-PUB - Economie Publique - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AgroParisTech)

  • Heinz-Peter Witzke
  • Thomas Heckelei

Abstract

Indicators of real support make it possible to compare policies across countries. EU farmers are more supported than their US colleagues, but EU support generates little distortion on world markets. US and Canada adjust support to protect farmers from adverse situations. Like the growing levels of support in Russia and China, these policies generate market distortions. Swiss support is directed towards the provision of public goods. In some countries such as Brazil, agricultural support targets innovation while most EU support has a focus on farm income.

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  • Jean-Pierre Butault & Jean-Christophe Bureau & Heinz-Peter Witzke & Thomas Heckelei, 2012. "Comparative analysis of agricultural support within the major agricultural trading nations," Working Papers hal-01072292, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-01072292
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    1. Krzyżanowski, Julian T., 2016. "The Problems of Direct Support for Plant Production in the European Union and the United States," Problems of World Agriculture / Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, vol. 16(31), pages 1-9, December.
    2. Krzyżanowski, Julian, 2016. "Prospects and threats for EU agriculture and consumers resulting from the potential TTIP agreement," Problems of Agricultural Economics / Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej 253698, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute (IAFE-NRI).

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