This round-table discussed two projects led by ODI on improving the coherence of EU trade and agriculture policies for development.
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This paper considers how options for European Union’s (EU’s) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform might affect development and suggests a range of activities that might be helpful to gain a better understanding of how the CAP, and its reform, may affect development.
Farmer weeding maize field in Bihar, India
A farmer at work weeding in a maize field close to the Pusa site of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), in the Indian state of Bihar.
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Source: FlickrThe Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the European Union’s agricultural policy spending around €50 billion each year. This project explores how proposed CAP reforms might affect developing countries.
The study analyses the challenges facing agricultural producers, politicians and aid programmers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as they move from modalities reminiscent of the agricultural rehabilitation programming supported in the past through the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP1 phase), to now preparing for future EU membership and increasing integration into markets steered by the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP2 phase).