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Analysis of the competitiveness of Mercosur's key agri-food sectors, comparison of policies and the ex-ante impacts of EU-Mercosur trade liberalisation.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 6516

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 254 013

  • EU contribution

    € 1 069 022

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

Objective

This EUMercoPol proposal aims to generate sound scientific contributions supporting the formulation and implementation of Community policies. The proposal's three principal objectives are: 1. Analysing the competitiveness of key agri-food sectors in the Mercosur region (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia), vis-à-vis the EU commodity systems.. 2. Assessment agri-food policies in the context of production, consumption and trade environments, between the Mercosur and EU. 3. Analysing the ex-ante impact of liberalized trade between the EU and Mercosur on markets, budgets, and key indicators of their agricultural sectors. The proposal's principal expected direct results include: (1) Databases, working papers, briefs and scientific publications diffusing new results on the competitiveness of key agri-food sectors in Mercosur and EU. (2) Databases, papers, policy briefs, and publications on the agriculture policies in the Mercosur and EU. (3) Databases, working papers, policy briefs and publications diffusing new information on the ex-ante impacts from EU-Mercosur trade liberalization, on EU and Mercosur priority parameters. (4) New and expanded econometric trade and impact models, for further valorisation in EU policy research. The consortium includes 12 partners. These include 4 EU partners from 3 countries (Fr, De, Nl), 6 Mercosur countries (Ar, Bo, Br, Cl, Py, Uy) and 2 regional entities (Cepal, IICA). Besides, strong, the consortium relies on multi-disciplinary teams including specialists in ag-policy, agri-food systems, econometrics, food sciences, database and quality management. Project management is by an experienced multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual and multi-site based team, assisted by a Steering Committee. The French CIRAD-Amis/ProsPER team will coordinate from a current CIRAD project-base in Argentina, assisted by French colleagues based in Brazil, and supported by a project support team at CIRAD's headquarters in Montpellie...

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

Address

42, Rue Scheffer
Paris

France

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR

France

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN

Germany

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SAO CARLOS

Brazil

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA

Uruguay

FUNDACION CHILE

Chile

UNIVERSIDAD DEL CONO SUR DE LAS AMERICAS

Paraguay

INSTITUTO INTERAMERICANO DE COOPERACION PARA LA AGRICULTURA

Uruguay

AGRODATA - CONSULTORA MULTIDISCIPLINARIA PARA EL DESAROLLO RURAL

Bolivia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 6516

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 254 013

  • EU contribution

    € 1 069 022

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France