Agriculture pp 39-47 | Cite as

Agricultural Change in Western Europe

  • Hugh D. Clout
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Europe book series (SCE)


Government intervention in West European farming has been spurred on by various motives. In the immediate post-war period the concern was to expand output. Now many governments are trying to cut it back. Other measures have aimed not only at the social objective of raising agricultural incomes, which lag behind those of other sectors of the economy, but have also attempted to keep food prices at reasonable levels for consumers and to make agricultural production more efficient.


Food Price Common Agricultural Policy Farm Income Land Reform Price Support 
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© Hugh D. Clout 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh D. Clout
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonUK

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