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The Impacts of Direct Payments on Romanian Farm Income: Who benefits from the CAP?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Carmen Hubbard


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Using the most recent available data, this paper assesses who is likely to benefit, in the short-term, from the implementation of the CAP in Romania. Particularly, it focuses on the distributional impacts of the new form of agricultural subsidies under the CAP, i.e. SAPS and CNDP, identifying the main gainers and losers. Preliminary results reveal a highly uneven distribution of subsidies across farms, with the very large-scale ones, particularly those specialised in so-called “energy” crops, benefiting most from the flat rate direct aid. As a result, the existing gap between Romanian low-income and high-income farms will become larger, with those most vulnerable hardly benefiting from the introduction of (national and EU) direct payments.

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Author(s): Cionga C, Luca L, Hubbard MC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 109th EAAE seminar. The cap after the fischler reform: National implementations, impact assessment and the agenda for the future reforms

Year of Conference: 2008