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Economic Evaluation of the Operation of the EU Hops Regime in the UK - ER02024

Hops are an agricultural crop that in 1994 were grown on fewer than 250 holdings in the UK (all of which were in England). Relative to other crops, the Gross Margin for hops is high but the production of hops is highly intensive with a large fixed cost element. Hop producing holdings are members of producer groups and in 1994, these holdings grew approximately 3,400 ha. of hops. The average area of hops on these holdings is relatively small.

The aim of the economic research is an assessment of the EU hops regime in UK lasting approximately 4 months which will incorporate both an evaluation of the effectiveness of the current policy to date and also a detailed forward looking appraisal of the cost effectiveness of continuing with the existing or alternative policies.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1996

Cost: £21,950
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Wye College, Imperial College London
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Economic Policy Evaluation