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Evaluation of policy measures in agriculture

Evaluation of withdrawals and crisis management in fruit and vegetable sector

Final report
March 2007

This study has been financed by the Commission of the European Union. The conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented in this report reflect the opinion of the consultant "Agrosynergie" and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Commission.

Judgement on the quality of the evaluation report [pdf]

Full text [pdf, 1.4 MB]

Short summary [pdf] csdadeetelesfritlvlthumtnlplptskslfisv

Executive summary [pdf], also available in defr

Tables of contents [pdf]

  1. Introduction to the evaluation [pdf]
  2. The regulatory framework for crisis management and withdrawals from the market [pdf]
  3. Description of the fruit and vegetable sector [pdf]
  4. Methodology [pdf]
  5. Theme 1: Stability of the market
    1. To what extent did the withdrawals contribute to stabilise the quantities and prices of fruit and vegetable products in situations of short-term surpluses? - EQ.1 [pdf]
    2. To what extent did the withdrawals lead to structural surpluses? - EQ.2 [pdf]
    3. The products withdrawn from the market should be disposed of in such a way that they do not disturb the market of fresh and processed products. To what extent was this condition met? - EQ.3 [pdf]
    4. The products withdrawn from the market should be disposed in a way that the destruction of the production is minimised and the alternative uses of the production are encouraged. To what extent was this objective achieved? Are the alternative uses of the products withdrawn compatible with other relevant Community policies? - EQ.4 [pdf]
  6. Theme 2: Income of producers
    1. To what extent did the withdrawals contribute to the stability and the level of prices obtained by farmers? What were the consequent impacts on the income of farmers? - EQ.5 [pdf]
    2. What are the impacts on the income of farmers of any other measures applied in case of surpluses in the fruit and vegetables sector? - EQ.6 [pdf]
  7. Theme 3: The environment
    1. To what extent is the existing legislative framework sufficient to ensure that environmental damage is not caused by the disposal of fruit and vegetables products withdrawn from the market? - EQ.7 [pdf]
  8. Theme 4: Management and efficiency
    1. To what extent are the withdrawals an efficient tool for responding to crises caused by surpluses in fruit and vegetables sector? - EQ.8 [pdf]
    2. Based on the analysis carried out within this evaluation are there or would be there be any alternative measures for coping with crises caused by surpluses in the fruit and vegetables sector? - EQ.9 [pdf]
  9. Conclusions and recommendations [pdf]

 

 

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