What Market Measures in the Future CAP after 2013 ?

15-04-2011

Market measures for new post-2013 CAP must help EU agriculture to cope with a different set of challenges than were relevant in the past. Pro-active market measures are preferred to re-active measures. Governments should help private markets to offer farmers the widest choice of instruments, and intervene only when these fail. This report focuses on market measures that the European Commission should consider, including market management instruments, such as storage or border protection, risk and crises management, rules to improve markets’ functioning or food access. Although not directly related with post-2013 market measures, the report makes a number of suggestions about the EU’s role in world food markets. It is suggested that the EU should take a leading role in making world food markets more transparent, creating effective market intelligence mechanisms, and reinforcing the regulatory mechanisms of commodities markets.

Market measures for new post-2013 CAP must help EU agriculture to cope with a different set of challenges than were relevant in the past. Pro-active market measures are preferred to re-active measures. Governments should help private markets to offer farmers the widest choice of instruments, and intervene only when these fail. This report focuses on market measures that the European Commission should consider, including market management instruments, such as storage or border protection, risk and crises management, rules to improve markets’ functioning or food access. Although not directly related with post-2013 market measures, the report makes a number of suggestions about the EU’s role in world food markets. It is suggested that the EU should take a leading role in making world food markets more transparent, creating effective market intelligence mechanisms, and reinforcing the regulatory mechanisms of commodities markets.

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Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks - CEIGRAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - UPM, Spain : Isabel Bardají, Alberto Garrido, Eva Iglesias, María Blanco and María Bielza ; Experts : Filippo Arfini, Bernhard Bruemmer, Carlo Cafiero, José M. García Álvarez-Coque, Miranda Meuwissen, Vincent Requillart and Alexander Sarris