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The Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020: an impact assessment of the new system of direct payments in Hungary

Potori, Norbert and Kovács, Máté and Vásáry, Viktória (2013): The Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020: an impact assessment of the new system of direct payments in Hungary. Studies in Agricultural Economics, 115 (3). pp. 118-123. ISSN 14182106

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In Hungary, the rates of direct payments to farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020, the distribution of these payments, and ultimately their impacts on farming decisions, will depend on the combination of mandatory and optional Pillar I support schemes to be introduced in 2015. This paper presents estimations of the structural impact of six new support policy option mixes (scenarios) compared to 2013 (baseline), and discusses the policy implications in terms of the degressivity of direct payments versus the possible introduction of the Redistributive Payment in particular. The calculations of direct payment rates and the distribution of these payments were based on the database of the Hungarian Agricultural and Rural Development Agency for 2011, and the moving averages of the descriptive parameters of farms were obtained from the Farm Accountancy Data Network. To assess the structural impacts an agent-based simulation model was developed. Decisions were modelled at the micro-level and macro-outcomes were modelled as the consequences of these micro-level decisions. From an economic point of view, the Redistributive Payment would have no real advantage over the reduction of direct payments in Hungary as the Redistributive Payment would benefi t only farms of relatively small size and would shift funding away from even mid-sized family farms. Furthermore a top-up on the fi rst 30 hectares would neither cause any signifi cant structural changes in arable production, nor in livestock farming. In terms of employment and rural livelihoods, however, the picture might be more nuanced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAP reform, scenarios, allocation of payments, farming structures, Hungary
Subjects: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics – Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy – Food Policy
Depositing User: Viktória Vásáry
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 12:56

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