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Reflections on the costs and benefits of agri-environment schemes

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Prof Professor Martin Whitby


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Agri-environment schemes afford a principal instrument for achieving a more ecologically diverse farming landscape. Their uptake, effectiveness and efficiency are influenced by a number a economic principles. After discussing these principles, the lessons learned from a decade and a half of agri-environment policy are considered in terms of public expenditure, the search for benefits and various other issues. Research needs and policy options are reviewed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Whitby M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Landscape Research

Year: 2000

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 365-374

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0142-6397

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9710

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/713684683


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