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An economic evaluation of the British Potato Council
01/04/2000
This study for MAFF had the broad aim of evaluating, in economic terms, the performance of the British Potato Council. It examined whether market failure continued to justify the BPC’s existence in relation to its key functions and whether the BPC provided value for money to its levy payers. It also examined the key functions of research and development, promotion activities and market information and considered each from the perspectives of the nature and extent of market failure, the suitability of the policy instruments adopted, the impact of the BPC's activities on the industry, value for money delivered, the levy collection arrangements and the effectiveness of technology transfer initiatives.

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