2023-2024 / ECON2247-1

Agricultural policy


9h Th, 5h Pr, 4h SEM

Number of credits

 Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Philippe Burny

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1. Objectives of the CAP
2. Principles of the CAP
3. History of the CAP
4. The most important Common Market Organisations
4.1. Cereals
4.2. Bovine meat
4.3. Milk
4.4. Sugar
5. The mid-term review of Agenda 2000
6. The rural development plan
7. CAP Health Check
8. CAP and the Enlargement of Europe
9. Research example

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To give students an overview of the objectives and the tools of agricultural policy.
After completing the course the student is expected to
To know the targets and the tools of agricultural policy.
To assers the adequation between the targets and the measures implemented.
To analyse the impact of agricultural policy measures.
To analyse the links between agricultural policy and the needs of society.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General knowledge of the European building and institutions

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lectures : 12h
Practical Works : 6h
Seminars : 6h

Recommended or required readings

Rules of the European Commission and Council of Ministers.
LEDENT, A. et BURNY, Ph. (2002). La politique agricole commune. Des origines au 3ème millénaire.
Agra Europe. Weekly.
Agenda 2000. The European Commission.
Le Plan wallon de Développement rural (2007). Direction générale de l'Agriculture - Ministère de la Région wallonne.

June session :

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written work

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

August-september session :

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written work

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Group report (100%)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs