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Evaluation of the exceptional market support measures in the poultry and egg sector
29/11/2011
This evaluation of the use of exceptional market support measures in the poultry and egg sectors introduced in 2006 to deal with the market disturbances that originated from fear of Avian Influenza (AI) and the resulting confidence crisis was carried out for DG AGRI of the European Commission. This was the first evaluation of this type of support mechanism, the use of which is expected to become more widespread in the context of CAP reform. The evaluation contained a description of the spread of the AI outbreak and its impact in the EU and included a comprehensive timeline of events and actions. A theoretical analysis of the intervention logic was followed by an analysis of the impact of the measures taken on market and income stability. The relevance, coherence and efficiency of the measures was assessed and a set of lessons learned was provided. Evidence-based conclusions and forward-looking recommendations considered the future use of exceptional measures across all CAP areas and within the context of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Lisbon Treaty).

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