Farmers’ stated responses towards the chemicals use under the CAP liberalization
G. Giannoccaro, J. Berbelhttps://doi.org/10.17221/57/2013-AGRICECONCitation:Giannoccaro G., Berbel J. (2014): Farmers’ stated responses towards the chemicals use under the CAP liberalization. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 60: 9-20.
The research aims to analyze the farmers’ preferences towards the chemical input use in the case of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) being removed after 2013. The analysis is based on a survey of European farmers carried out in 2009. The intended responses of farmers to the CAP liberalization are analyzed by the logit model regressions. Although for the majority of respondents there would be no change in their intentions if the CAP were suppressed, about 20% would intend to decrease the amount of chemicals. The effects of the CAP liberalization appear not to be univocal and strongly case-specific, as it substantially differs across the European regions, farm locations and socio-economic structures.Keywords:
Common Agricultural Policy, farmer’s intended behaviour, logit regression, spatial heterogeneity