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Title: Trends in agricultural development in Europe and Ireland
Author: Attwood, E. A.
Keywords: Agricultural development
Common agricultural policy
Irish agriculture
European agriculture
Issue Date: 1963
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Citation: Attwood, E. A. 'Trends in agricultural development in Europe and Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXI, Pt. I, 1962/1963, pp31-49
Series/Report no.: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXI, Pt. I, 1962/1963
Abstract: The most widely accepted economic argument in favour of Irish membership of an enlarged European Economic Community is that it will lead to a big increase in our earnings from the export of agricultural products. This, it is hoped, will come about for two reasons, the first is the higher prices paid to the farmer for agricultural products in the EEC compared with those currently received in this country, the second is the increased volume of agricultural exports which is anticipated due to the better opportunities for our farmers when they have direct access to a market of over 230 million consumers. This paper is primarily concerned with the second of these two facets of the consequences of Ireland joining the E E C and does not discuss in detail the factors which will determine the prices of individual farm products. These are not, however, entirely separate issues, for the value of the new opportunities which the Common Market presents to our farmers will depend on the prices received for our exports of farm products. Moreover as two-thirds of our agricultural output was consumed at home in the period 1956-60, a change in the prices for all our agricultural products could well have its greatest single impact on the prices of farm products entering domestic consumption.
Description: Read before the Society, December 14 1962
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/2778
ISSN: 00814776
Appears in Collections:JSSISI: 1962 to 1968, Vol. XXI, Sessions 116th to 121st
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