This chapter investigates the impacts of the biofuel policies on European agriculture. The analysis starts by evaluating the cropland area required to supply the potential production capacity of the European biofuel industry in 2010, the problems related to the technical adaptation of farms to feedstock production, and the approach to biofuels in the European Commission's proposals for the last review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Then the chapter examines the availability of land for biofuel crops within the European Union, and worldwide, the impacts on the environment, the biodiversity and the water resources, including the issue of sustainable biofuel production. The conclusions focus on some possible adjustments in the current policy framework

Biofuel Versus Food Competition for Agricultural Resources: Impacts on the EU farming Systems

CANALI, MASSIMO;ARAGRANDE, MAURIZIO
2010

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This chapter investigates the impacts of the biofuel policies on European agriculture. The analysis starts by evaluating the cropland area required to supply the potential production capacity of the European biofuel industry in 2010, the problems related to the technical adaptation of farms to feedstock production, and the approach to biofuels in the European Commission's proposals for the last review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Then the chapter examines the availability of land for biofuel crops within the European Union, and worldwide, the impacts on the environment, the biodiversity and the water resources, including the issue of sustainable biofuel production. The conclusions focus on some possible adjustments in the current policy framework
The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture. An International Perspective
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Canali M.; Aragrande M.
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