Assessing the Policy Role in Adopting Energy Crops. An Empirical Research among Spanish Farmers.

G. Giannoccaro, J. Berbel, A. Barbuto, A. Baselice & P.M. Falcone
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents the major driver of crop energy adoption, being the main policy instrument for the European agriculture. To this regards, the expected process of CAP reforming after 2013 is likely to strengthen the role of renewable energy production in the European Union. This research aims at analyzing the farmer’s decisions towards the on­farm adoption of energy crops under alternative policy scenarios. Firstly, farmer’s stated intentions for the period 2013­2020 are...