http://www.iiea.com/environmentnexus/agriculture Negotiations on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are in their final, critical phase. Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has stated his ambition to achieve full agreement between the Council and the European Parliament by the end of the Irish Presidency (30 June 2013).
As EU decision-makers finalise the framework for European agriculture for the coming years, Prof. Alan Matthews, one of Europe's leading CAP experts, explains the progress made to date and analyses the likely impact on young farmers, the environment and the developing world.
Prof. Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin. He is currently President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists.