Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174844
Authors: 
Zahrnt, Valentin
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ECIPE Working Paper 01/2011
Abstract: 
Fears about food security in the EU have become a driving force in the debate about the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). But the facts do not bear out these fears. This paper brings together the available evidence against EU food security concerns: the size of EU production, the even greater EU production potential and the reliability of imports. It also looks at the argument that a strong CAP is needed to feed the world. While hunger in developing countries is undeniably a most serious problem, paying direct income support to European farmers is a most inefficient response. It would be preferable to invest the money to boost agricultural productivity in developing countries.
Subjects: 
Food security
Food prices
Common Agricultural Policy
Agriculture in International Trade
JEL: 
Q17
Q18
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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