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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.

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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.

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Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development

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