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The Economics of Regulation in Agriculture: Compliance with Public and Private Standards

The Economics of Regulation in Agriculture: Compliance with Public and Private Standards


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ISBN-13: 9781845935573
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Floor Brouwer is Head of the Research Unit on Management of Natural Resources at LEI (Agricultural Economics Institute), Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Abbreviations xi

Preface xv

1 Introduction Floor Brouwer Glenn Fox Roel Jongeneel 1

Part I Public Concerns - A Regional Perspective

2 The role of cross compliance in greening EU agricultural policy Kaley Hart Martin Farmer David Baldock 9

3 State and federal responses to increasing input intensity in the US Jonathan Winsten Lynn G. Knight 29

4 Canadian agricultural environmental policy: from the right to farm to farming right Predrag Rajsic Elizabeth Ramlal Glenn Fox 55

5 Decentralized, outcome oriented management of agricultural environmental issues in New Zealand Anton Meister Nicole Beechey 79

6 Voluntary certification schemes and legal standards in the EU Roel Jongeneel Thomas Herzfeld 97

Part II Trade, Competitiveness and Public Concerns - A Commodity Approach

7 Environmental and health standards in the dairy sectors of the EU, the US and New Zealand Irina Bezlepkina Roel Jongeneel Floor Brouwer Koen Dillen Anton Meister Kees de Roest Matty Demont 117

8 An EU/US perspective on nutrient management policies and growth hormone bans in the beef sector Kees de Roest Jonathan Winsten Koen Dillen 131

9 Good agricultural and environmental conditions in the EU and their implications for international trade in cereals Roel Jongeneel Xavier Poux Glenn Fox 147

10 Trade effects of environmental and animal welfare standards in the hog sectors of the EU, US and Canada Kees de Roest Jonathan Winsten Predeg Rajsic Koen Dillen 165

11 Environmental standards in the fruits and vegetables sector of Spain Consuelo Varela-Ortega Paloma Esteve 181

Part III Emerging Policy Perspectives

12 Evaluating WTO institutions for resolving trade disputes involving non-tariff measures: four cases involving Brazil Silvia Helena Gaivão de Miranda 197

13 Meeting standards in EU agriculture: the changing policy context Vicki Swales 215

14 The pollution haven hypothesis and the location of livestock production: two North American case studies Alfons Weersink 233

15 Cost effectiveness of sediment abatement policies in potato production: assessing policies in Canada, the Netherlands and the US John Baptist D. Jatoe Alfons Weersink B. James Deaton Emmanuel K. Yiridoe 247

16 Environmental compliance costs in developed country agricultures: implications for trade and competitiveness Glenn Fox Floor Brouwer 263

Index 275

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