Greener Pastures for Globalization: How European Farmers Can Help Save the Planet as Well as the Doha Round

Baka, Jenn and David Roland-Holst

from ARE Update Vol. 11, No. 1, Sept/Oct, 2007

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Abstract

The advent of biofuels offers a new opportunity for agriculture to contribute to society by reducing trade rivalry. Biofuel production gives farmers a new source of income while helping to reduce external energy dependence. European farm support is also an impediment to global trade negotiations, and we believe a new food-fuel perspective can help overcome this by reconciling the needs of EU farmers and those in Europe and elsewhere who gain from more liberal international trade.

Keywords

fuel versus food policies, EU farm support, global trade

Citation

Baka, Jenn and David Roland-Holst. "Greener Pastures for Globalization: How European Farmers Can Help Save the Planet as Well as the Doha Round." ARE Update 11(1)(2007):4-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2007/11/1/greener-pastures-for-glob/