Freer Trade, Sustainability, and the Primary Production Sector in the Southern European Union is the first full-scale academic work to cap ture the primary production sector policy aspects of trade liberaliza tion and sustainability with a detailed focus on a typical southern EU country, Greece. Many efforts were pooled together in making this book. In May 1996 the Department of Economics of the University of Crete organ ized an international conference on European Agriculture in the light of the recent WTO agreement and the need for sustainable develop ment. The conference was sponsored by the European Commission (DG XII, contract no ENV4-CT-96-6514), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, contract no L320263049), the Hellenic Ministries for Agriculture and for the Environment, and the University of Crete. While summarizing the conclusions of the conference, sev eral speakers felt that the issues relating to the Southern EU would de serve separate coverage. The conference directors judged that cover age of the issues for a single Southern EU country might have an ad vantage, regarding detail, over a cross country analysis which would certainly be welcome at a later stage. Responding to this call, the University of Crete generously reallo cated all of its infra-structural costs covered by DG XII, ESRC, and the other sponsors above, in the form of a new grant to host a follow-up conference aiming to explore the issues for Greece.
Table of ContentsFigures. Tables. Preface. Introduction: Trade, Sustainability and the Primary Production Sector: A Southern EU Perspective; J.N. Lekakis. Part I: The Agricultural Sector. 1. The Organization of Primary Agricultural Production in Greece: Evolution and New Challenges for Re-Orientation; C.M. Zioganas. 2. The Role of Public Infrastructure in the Agricultural Sector; C. Pantzios, P. Fousekis. 3. Crop Production under Risk-Uncertainty Conditions; G. Vaphiades. 4. Farm Household Adjustment to the Increasingly Competitive Conditions in European Agriculture; S. Efstratoglou. 5. Environmental Sustainability and Price Support under Production Uncertainty; G. Karagiannis. 6. Supply Response for Soil Erosive and Chemical Intensive Crops; J.N. Lekakis. 7. Economic Implications of Fertilizer Limitation Policies; E. Papanagiotou. 8. Towards a More Competitive and Sustainable Cotton Production; S. Galanopoulou-Sendouca. Part II: Fisheries and Forests. 9. Stochastic Trends in Productivity Analysis: An Application to the Fleet of Bottom Trawlers; P. Fousekis, C. Pantzios. 10. Exploring the Sustainability of Aquaculture; G. Karagiannis, et al. 11. Trade, Sustainability, and the Forest Sector; N. Stamou. Part III: The Future. 12. Greek Agriculture at the Crossroads: Competition and Sustainability; G.A. Daoutopoulos, M. Pyrovetsi. 13. From Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to Common Agricultural Planning and Management (CAPLAM); S.M. Theofanides. Author Index. Subject Index.