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Pl. Speech – Can European Farmers Survive Without Protection?

World wide agriculture is experiencing enormous change, as demand for food rises, renewable energy competes with food capacity, climate change introduces new restrictions on production and indigenous farm labour becomes increasingly scarce. Against this background could European farmers, who have been protected and subsidised for 50 years through the CAP, survive it if these policies were abandoned in a few years time?

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Author(s): Haskins, Lord C.

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Organizations(s): Irish and United Kingdom Governments former policy advisor, Farmer