The paper attempts to evaluate, on the basis of two scenarios (moderate and radical), the effects of CAP reforming compared to the situation of current CAP scenario and its effects upon welfare. Direct payments for the large farms, some of them operating on thousands of hectares, cannot contribute to the objective of supporting farmersâ incomes.The solution for the modernization of rural areas seems to be their âurbanizationâ, through investments in infrastructure, development of community services and a move away from farming to other economic sectors.
CAP reform, welfare effects, direct payments, rural development, Agricultural and Food Policy, Political Economy, Q10, Q18,
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