Is wildlife conservation compatible with arable farming? Evaluating the options for sustainable agriculture.
A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 23) that summarises a research project investigating how different policies are likely to influence farming decisions and lead to consequences for food and conservation.
Year of Publication2010
We need a much better understanding of how a broad mix of economic, social and environmental factors influence land management decisions made by farmers. These decisions affect both the amount and quality of food produced and the environment. So it is essential to understand what drives them in order to assess the likely impacts of agricultural and environmental policies on wildlife, farm incomes and rural livelihoods, especially in the light of forthcoming Common Agricultural Policy reforms.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Business > Farm management
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops
- Subject Collection > Food & drink
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > European rural policy
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development
Additional keywords/tagscapcap reform
Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural developmentWebsite
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