Workshop: “Crises in Agriculture and Resources Sectors: Analysis of Policy Responses” 

The Farmlevel Policy Network co-sponsored the workshop on “Crises in Agriculture and Resources Sectors: Analysis of Policy Responses” in October 2006. 

Selected papers from the workshop underwent peer review coordinated by guest editors Kathy Baylis (CATPRN member), Vic Adamowicz (CAES president) and Jim Unterschultz (FLP network leader). 

These papers are featured in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (December 2007, Volume 55 Issue 4, pages 399-590) which is available to subscribers on the Blackwell publishers website. 

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics Special Issue 

Links to the individual paper abstracts (English and French) are provided below. Presentations from the workshop are also available on the FLP website. 

Public Responses to Agricultural Disasters: Rethinking the Role of Government 
Barry K. Goodwin and Ligia A. Vado 

Risk and Crisis Management in the Reformed European Agricultural Policy 
Carlo Cafiero, Fabian Capitanio, Antonio Cioffi and Adele Coppola 

Multiple Discourses on Crisis: Farm, Agricultural, and Rural Policy Implications 
Kenneth C. Bessant 

Does a Crisis Matter? Forest Policy Responses to the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in British Columbia 
Harry Nelson 

Farm Economics of Bird Flu 
Robert H. Beach, Christine Poulos and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak 

Dynamic Programming and Learning Models for Management of a Nonnative Species 
Mark E. Eiswerth and G. Cornelis van Kooten 

Economic Effects of Mitigating Apple Maggot Spread 
Zishun Zhao, Thomas Wahl and Thomas Marsh 

The Mediterranean Fruit Fly and the United States: Is the Probit 9 Level of Quarantine Security Efficient? Michael J. Livingston 

PVYn and Potato Wart Disease Outbreaks in Prince Edward Island: Policy Response and Analysis 
J. Stephen Clark, Petr Prochazka, Emmanuel K. Yiridoe and Katerina Prochazkova 

Impacts of BSE on World Trade in Cattle and Beef: Implications for the Canadian Economy 
Randall Wigle, Jeevika Weerahewa, Maury Bredahl and Sudarma Samarajeewa 

An Evaluation of Economic Models to Provide Policy Advice in Response to the BSE Crisis in Canada 
Danny G. Le Roy, K. K. Klein and Lawrence Nii Arbenser 

Understanding the Structure of Canadian Farm Incomes in the Design of Safety Net Programs 
Al Mussell, Terri-Lyn Moore, Ken McEwan and Randy Duffy