Alternative and Sustainable Production for Tobacco Cultivated Areas in the European Union

15-06-2009

The EU has been supporting tobacco sector since 1970 through a Common Market Organisation (CMO). The regime has been substantially reformed many times and most recently CAP reform 2005 aims to phase out the subside payment for tobacco cultivation. This study determines diversification alternatives to the Tobacco cultivated areas that will ensure high income for the farmers, equal to the tobacco crop, and will maintain the highest number of both holdings and hectares in production and the highest number of employees in the Tobacco growing regions.

The EU has been supporting tobacco sector since 1970 through a Common Market Organisation (CMO). The regime has been substantially reformed many times and most recently CAP reform 2005 aims to phase out the subside payment for tobacco cultivation. This study determines diversification alternatives to the Tobacco cultivated areas that will ensure high income for the farmers, equal to the tobacco crop, and will maintain the highest number of both holdings and hectares in production and the highest number of employees in the Tobacco growing regions.

External author

Udo Kienle (Universität Hohenheim), Hans-Peter Kaul (Universität für Bodenkultur), Basil Manos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Petros Lolas (University of Thessalia), Pilar Solano (ADESVAL) and Flaminia Ventura (University of Perugia)