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Introduction to agribusiness management- definition, Scope and importance; concept of business management
Basic concept and definitions of firms, plant, industry and their interrelationships with respect to agricultural production
Agribusiness environment, management systems, and managerial decisions
Cooperatives- concept, definitions, role, organization, structure, cooperative law and bylaws, developing agriculture cooperatives, cooperative marketing, cooperative farming
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It has three pillars (aspects):

I. Domestic support: reducing the subsidies in agriculture sector.

II. Market access: increasing access to market.

III. Export subsidies: reducing the export subsidies.


I. Domestic support:

Differentiation between domestic subsidies according to “distortionary effects” and categorization in boxes:

a) Amber Box: highly trade distorting

– Price support, input subsidies etc.

– Subject to reduction commitments – in industrialized countries by 20%; developing countries: 13%


b) Blue Box:

– Per ha payments (EU) and deficiency payments (USA)

– It was finally decided to change the blue box measures so that they qualify for the green box (“decoupling”).


c) Green Box: production and trade neutral

– State transfer payments (directly financed from the state budget); payments for research and extension service; also food aid.

– Not subject to reduction commitments.



II. Market access:

– Transformation of non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) in tariffs (Tariffication) 

– Reduction of tariffs: Developed countries on average by 36% and developing countries 24%.


III. Export Subsidies:

– Developed Countries: export of oversupply to the world market with the help of export subsidies: Export subsidies of more than 20% of the production value.

– Reduction of the expenditures for export subsidies by 36% or of the subsidized export volumes by 21%.


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