Post-war Development of British Agricultural Policy

  • Brian Davey
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series


Agriculture is a vital source of earnings for many developed and developing countries with policies affecting trade in agricultural products becoming more and more under scrutiny. Because Britain is one of the world’s largest importers of food, she has had a major influence over world agriculture, with several countries developing industries largely to supply the British market. Before analysing British agricultural policy in Part II, of this volume, it would help to review briefly its development in the period since World War II.


Agricultural Policy Price Policy Common Agricultural Policy Structural Policy Agricultural Trade 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    T. E. Josling, Brian Davey, Mister McFarquhar, A. C. Hannah and Donna Hamway, Burdens and Benefits of Farm-Support Policies, Agricultural Trade Paper No. 1 (London: Trade Policy Research Centre, 1972).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    For a discussion of the issues posed for agricultural policy by British membership of the European Community, see Josling, Agriculture and Britain’s Trade Policy Dilemma, Thames Essay No. 2 (London: Trade Policy Research Centre, 1969).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    The general consensus on what is wrong with the CAP is reflected in Group of European Agricultural Economists, Reform of the European Community’s Common Agricultural Policy, Wageningen Memorandum (London: Trade Policy Research Centre, 1972).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    See Sir Alec Cairncross et al., Economic Policy for the European Community: the Way Forward (London: Macmillan, for the Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel, 1974).Google Scholar

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