In transit

My blogging is likely to be even more spasmodic than usual over the next few weeks on account of my relocation to Singapore (via France). Furthermore, typing on a French keyboard is unlikely to enhance my productivity any!

The big news here in France right now is the restructuring of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which some are touting as ‘the most fundamental shift in farm policy in five decades’. For an overview, consult EU agrees radical farm reform at the BBC news web site which suggests (article title notwithstanding) that far from being a radical step, the agreement is a bit of a botch job unlikely to make any serious headway in redressing the imbalances which serve to impoverish farmers in the less developed world.