The Agricultural Reform
Authority conducted an investigation and found small farmers were given title to the land.
Heavily criticizing the agricultural reform
initiated by former Minister of Agriculture Youssef Wali in the 1990s, Ayeb sees the fragmentation of the agricultural land in Egypt not as the reason, but as the result of these policies and subsequently the crisis in this sector.
Land was distributed to these farmers under the Agricultural Reform
Law in 1962 and 1963.
This will also include the encouraging of greenhouse farming, implementation of the Consolidated Agricultural Reform
Bill, setting up of Livestock Disease Free Zone and enhanced access of sector products to markets.
Among the main subjects to be addressed at the session are an opinion expressing concern over certain aspects of proposed agricultural reform
and an Opinion on the right to European citizenship.
The WTO members will be negotiating a five-point agenda, consisting of agricultural reform
, services trade, market access for nonagricultural products, a review of antidumping and other WTO rules, and trade and the environment.
Farmers, environmentalists and other interested parties are being asked for their views on how to implement agricultural reform
The Committee of Agricultural Organisations in the EU (COPA) and its sister organisation, the General Committee for Agricultural Co-operation in the European Union (COGECA) announced on May 7 that they want any decision on agricultural reform
to be taken after the ten new members join the EU in May 2004.
He stated, Azerbaijan implemented the largest agricultural reform
in former USSR, this sector is exempted from all the taxes except land tax and nevertheless, there is still a large demand in internal market for agricultural production which is mostly covered by import.
She also demanded prioritisation of environmental protection in agricultural reform
, cross-compliance, linking individual farmers' subsidies to their action in the environmental field, and a solid cap of Euro 300,000 put on subsidy earnings per farm business.
At the same time, the authorities were not properly prepared for implementing the land and agricultural reform
The Ministers also discussed Afghanistan, the Middle East, India/Pakistan, EU enlargement, EU agricultural reform
and the situation in the Balkans.