Land Heterogeneity and the Effectiveness of CAP Set-Aside

H. Rygnestad, Robert Fraser

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The May 1992 reform of the CAP included a choice for farmers between set-aside options. This paper examines the question of whether or not this choice feature has exacerbated the slippage problem associated with the set-aside policy in the context of heterogeneous land quality. A model is developed which provides a basis for determining both a farmer's preferred choice of set-aside option, and the implications of this choice for output reduction. A numerical application of the model suggests a strong tendency for farmers to choose the less effective option in terms of reducing output.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
JournalJournal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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