Wageningen Economic Research Conducts Comparative Analysis of Global Agricultural Policies for the EU
Wageningen Economic Research and IFLS Frankfurt have conducted a study for
the European Parliament which provides a comparative analysis of global
agricultural policies to draw lessons for the future of the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP).
An in-depth analysis of selected instruments in five countries Australia,
Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and USA) were conducted and recommendations were
drawn on how current instruments and the policy mix can be improved to
better address challenges for agriculture and rural development in the
European Union (EU). Policy proposals and recommendations included
instruments for risk management, rural development, support in regions with
natural constraints, and innovation and knowledge.
These recommendations state that the EU could still learn from other
countries, particularly to achieve farm income resilience through risk
management tools and to achieve climate and other environmental objectives.