Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | June 16, 2012

Trinity College Dublin: Exploring links between EU agricultural policy and world poverty

Trinity College Dublin have published a website “devoted to exploring the many dimensions of policy coherence for development as it relates to EU agricultural policy. Policy coherence for development (or PCD for short) is the principle that, when designing policies to achieve domestic policy objectives, such as limiting greenhouse gas emissions, seeking to attract overseas workers, or providing farm income support, we strive to ensure that we take the interests of developing countries into account. Specifically, this website explores the extent to which the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is coherent with the EU objective of supporting developing countries in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets of reducing poverty and hunger. It also describes possible reforms of the CAP which would make it more coherent with the EU’s development policy objectives in the future.”

The links between EU agricultural policy, world poverty and climate change are explored here.

The website is maintained by the Policy Coherence team at the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin, which is supported by a research grant from the Advisory Board for Irish Aid.

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