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The economics of regulation in agriculture: compliance with public and private standards.

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This volume investigates the cost implications and competitiveness effects resulting from regulations and standards in the fields of environment, human health and animal welfare and production-linked rules of "good agricultural conditions" for a range of agricultural products in the EU, USA, Canada and New Zealand. Part I of the book (chapters 2-6) highlights changes taking place in developed coun...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 181)

Environmental standards in the fruits and vegetables sector of Spain.

This chapter compares costs of compliance with the Nitrates Directive and pesticide regulations across fruit and vegetable farms in parts of Spain. It is argued that compliance with standards might even reduce costs, mainly in highly productive regions where changes in management practices (e.g. introduction of pest management practices) improve efficiency. It is concluded that environmental standards present important challenges to the fruit and vegetables sector in Europe. However, certification schemes could potentially strengthen the competitive position of this sector, largely through better market access, premium prices and possibly cost savings.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Brouwer, F. Fox, G. Jongeneel, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) The role of cross compliance in greening EU agricultural policy. Author(s): Hart, K. Farmer, M. Baldock, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) State and federal responses to increasing input intensity in the US. Author(s): Winsten, J. Knight, L. G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Canadian agricultural environmental policy: from the right to farm to farming right. Author(s): Rajsic, P. Ramlal, E. Fox, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Decentralized, outcome oriented management of agricultural environmental issues in New Zealand. Author(s): Meister, A. Beechey, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 97) Voluntary certification schemes and legal standards in the EU. Author(s): Jongeneel, R. Herzfeld, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Environmental and health standards in the dairy sectors of the EU, the US and New Zealand. Author(s): Bezlepkina, I. Jongeneel, R. Brouwer, F. Dillen, K. Meister, A. Roest, K. de Demont, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 131) An EU/US perspective on nutrient management policies and growth hormone bans in the beef sector. Author(s): Roest, K. de Winsten, J. Dillen, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 147) Good agricultural and environmental conditions in the EU and their implications for international trade in cereals. Author(s): Jongeneel, R. Poux, X. Fox, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 165) Trade effects of environmental and animal welfare standards in the hog sectors of the EU, US and Canada. Author(s): Roest, K. de Winsten, J. Rajsic, P. Dillen, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Evaluating WTO institutions for resolving trade disputes involving non-tariff measures: four cases involving Brazil. Author(s): Miranda, S. H. G. de
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 215) Meeting standards in EU agriculture: the changing policy context. Author(s): Swales, V.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 233) The pollution haven hypothesis and the location of livestock production: two North American case studies. Author(s): Weersink, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 247) Cost effectiveness of sediment abatement policies in potato production: assessing policies in Canada, the Netherlands and the US. Author(s): Jatoe, J. B. D. Weersink, A. Deaton, B. J. Yiridoe, E. K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 263) Environmental compliance costs in developed country agricultures: implications for trade and competitiveness. Author(s): Fox, G. Brouwer, F.