POST-ACCESSION INCOME SITUATION OF AGRICULTURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN SLOVENIA UNDER DIFFERENT DIRECT PAYMENTS POLICY OPTIONS

2006, 7 (3)   p. 409-412

Maja KOŽAR, Stane KAVČIČ, Emil ERJAVEC

Abstract

This rapid communication presents main results of the analysis of the income impacts of different direct payment policy options after the accession of Slovenia to the EU at the level of agricultural households. By applying static deterministic total income model, different post-accession direct payments policy options were investigated, with special attention given to the 2003 Common agricultural policy (CAP) reform provisions. The main conclusions based on model results are: i) the improved post-accession income situation of analyzed households under all post-accession policy scenarios, ii) standard direct payments scheme estimated as income most benefi cial, followed by basic fl at-rate area payment option (entirely decoupled) and iii) detection of possible redistributive impacts of 2003 CAP reform in favour of agricultural households engaged in extensive agricultural production.

Keywords

agricultural households, eu enlargement, cap reform, slovenia

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