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Title: Does the single farm payment affect farmers’ behaviour? A macro and micro analysis
Authors: Howley, Peter
Breen, James
O'Donoghue, Cathal
Hennessy, Thia
Keywords: Single Farm Payment
Farming attitudes
Farmers' behaviour
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Institute of Agricultural Management
Citation: Peter Howley, James Breen, Cathal O’Donoghue and Thia Hennessy. Does the single farm payment affect farmers’ behaviour? A macro and micro analysis. International Journal of Agricultural Management, Volume 2, Number 1, October 2012 , pp. 57-64
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Agricultural Management;vol 2
Abstract: Using Ireland as a case study, the overall aim of this paper is to determine if decoupled payments affect farmers’ behaviour. Using a dynamic, multi product, partial equilibrium model of the EU agricultural sector, this paper first compares levels of production that would be expected if decoupled payments had no impact on farmers’ activity with actual observed outcomes. Second this paper compares cereal and cattle farmers’ profitability prior to decoupling with that observed after the introduction of decoupled payments. The analysis presented here would suggest that decoupled payments do still maintain a significant effect on agricultural activity with farmers using this new form of support to partly subsidise unprofitable farm production.
Description: peer-reviewed
Development of the AGMEMOD model was supported by the European Commission 5th Framework Project QLK5-CT-2000-00473 and 6th Framework Project SSPE-CT-2005-021543.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/385
ISSN: 2047-3710
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