The overarching goal of this session is to draw attention to the political aspects of farming, emphasizing that policies are as important for development and increasing production as are for example good soil conditions. Three cases have been chosen to illustrate different courses of development during the last 40 years: the EU, the US and New Zealand. These form a good basis for discussing agricultural policies at various levels, scope and purposes, shaped by different social and economic settings and formations.
Speakers: Professor Alan Swinbank, UK; Professor Bill Winders, USA; Dr. Philipp Aerni, Switzerland.
Moderator: Professor Mats Morell, Sweden.