Implementing Pillar II of the Common Agricultural Policy in England: Geographies of the Rural Enterprise Scheme and Processing and Marketing Grant

Watts, David and Ilbery, Brian W and Maye, Damian and Holloway, Lewis (2009) Implementing Pillar II of the Common Agricultural Policy in England: Geographies of the Rural Enterprise Scheme and Processing and Marketing Grant. Land Use Policy, 26 (3). pp. 683-694. ISSN 02648377

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper examines the geography of two policy instruments-tile Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES) and the Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) that formed part of the second 'pillar' of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in England between 2000 and 2006. It starts by outlining the ongoing debate over the role of geography in policy research, all outcome of which has been a call for more empirical work that explores the 'difference that place makes' in the implementation of public funding mechanisms. The paper argues that the CAP is ripe for geographical analysis, as the Agenda 2000 reforms can be interpreted as moving it away from a 'sectoral' (agricultural) approach to a more 'territorial' (rural development) one. After outlining the place of the RES and PMG in the reformed CAP in England, the paper discusses three factors - farm size, proportion of land rented and location that may have influenced their geographies. The distribution of grant approvals under these schemes is then mapped using location quotients. Following this, the potential influence of the factors outlined above is tested using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic. The conclusion revisits the opening discussion fly reflecting on the difference that place has made to the implementation of the PMG and RES.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014 Submission. Common Agricultural Policy; England; Rural Enterprise Scheme; Processing and Marketing Grant; Public policy mechanisms; Geography of farm diversification; Location quotient; Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Debi Jones-Davis
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 15:03
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 14:12
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/625

University Staff: Request a correction | Repository Editors: Update this record

University Of Gloucestershire

Bookmark and Share

Find Us On Social Media:

Social Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Pinterest Linkedin

Other University Web Sites

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.