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Research Papers 2013

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development research papers published during 2013.

  • CAP Reform 2014–20:EU Agreement and Implementation in the UK and in Ireland

    Reference: 136/13 - Date: 20/11/2013

    This paper sets out the reactions and emerging implementation decisions of the four countries of the UK, and also of Ireland, in relation to the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package for 2014-20. The new agreement, which is in its final stages of EU negotiation, allows Member States and their devolved administrations a great deal of flexibility in terms of how they implement the provisions. The implementation decisions taken within the UK and in Ireland could therefore differ considerably, despite the intra-UK and international (Irish/UK) shared borders. This paper seeks to indicate where the key differences and common approaches are emerging. It also considers the possible trajectory of future CAP reform.

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  • Potential opportunities for and threats to the local sea fishing industry

    Reference: 95/13 - Date: 08/07/2013

    This paper provides a brief overview of some of the potential threats and opportunities facing the sea fishing industry within Northern Ireland over the coming years.

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  • Overview of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and the proposed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

    Reference: 77/13 - Date: 07/06/2013

    This paper provides an overview of European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and the proposed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

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  • Future EU food labelling regulations – Spring 2013

    Reference: 77/13 - Date: 30/05/2013

    This paper provides a brief update on future EU food labelling regulations.

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  • Overview of the sea fishing sector in Northern Ireland – Spring 2013

    Reference: 76/13 - Date: 30/05/2013

    This paper provides a brief overview of the current state of the sea fishing sector within Northern Ireland under the following areas: The current state of fish stocks utilised; The size of the fishing fleet; The role of DARD in relation to sea fishing; The role of the local Fish Producer Organisations; and The role and level of professional skills and training within the local industry

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  • Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy– Spring 2013 update

    Reference: 75/13 - Date: 30/05/2013

    This paper provides a brief update on Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

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  • Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy– Spring 2013 update

    Reference: 74/13 - Date: 30/05/2013

    This paper provides a brief update on Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

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  • Bovine TB and vaccination update – Spring 2013

    Reference: 73/13 - Date: 30/05/2013

    This paper gives a brief update on vaccinating cattle against Bovine TB.

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  • Issues affecting the viability of Agricultural businesses in Northern Ireland – Autumn 2012

    Reference: 46/13 - Date: 10/04/2013

    This paper provides a brief overview of some of the factors perceived as having a negative impact on agricultural profitability within Northern Ireland over recent months, including the cost of inputs, the farm gate price for produce, the operation of the food supply chain and the weather.

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