proposed project seeks to assess the so-called bond scheme as
a way of providing transitional relief to farm businesses experiencing
reductions in price and income support as part of CAP reform.
The main objective is to design a workable bond scheme and to
test its practicality and acceptability on policy-makers, farmers
and the stakeholders in agriculture. The objective will be achieved
via: a literature review; a conference; a postal survey; a series
of case-study interviews with farmers; and workshops involving
stakeholders. The expected result is a costed and worked out scheme
applicable to the full range of farmers in the UK, Germany and
Portugal and extendable to the rest of the EU.
project has the following four main objectives:
to design a bond scheme capable of providing transitional relief
to farms throughout the EU under CAP reform as currently proposed;
(ii) to cost this proposed bond scheme;
(iii) to assess its practicality and acceptability with policy-makers
(iv) to discuss the realism of the proposed bond scheme with a
wide range of individuals and organisations with interests in
and responsibilities for agriculture.
The research project will assess the practicalities and acceptability
of a bond scheme for farmers and their businesses as part of Common
Agricultural Policy reform. Such a scheme would involve farmers
being issued with bonds on which the EU would make annual payments
for several years. These bonds would be transferable and could
be sold. Several variants of the bond scheme will be developed
as part of the study.
The aim will be to subject the proposed scheme to wide consultation
amongst farmers, policy-makers and other stakeholders in agriculture.
The University of Reading
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