01 Sep 2005

Modelling the Effects of Trade Policy Scenarios on Multifunctionality in Greek Agriculture

A Social Accounting Matrix Approach

Dimitris Psaltopoulos / Eudokia Balamou

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European Network of Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Institutes (ENARPRI) Working Paper No. 14, 48 pages

This paper presents a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) model for conducting an assessment on the potential impacts of trade agreements on several multifunctionality indicators in Greek agriculture. More specifically, two SAM models were constructed, one for Greece and one for local economy of Archanes (Crete), an agriculturally dependent NUTS IV area, which has demonstrated a noticeable record in terms of the implementation of Pillar 2 policies. Along these lines, five alternative scenarios were specified with regards to anticipated EU policy reactions under different future outcomes of the Doha round negotiations.

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