1159: Impacts of change in upland support
This paper is taken from the executive summary of ‘Economic and environmental impacts of changes in support measures for the English Uplands: An in-depth forward look from the farmer’s perspective’, a report for Defra by a team from the Countryside and Community Research Institute and Food and Environment Research Agency led by Peter Gaskell.
Year of Publication2010
40% of commercial uplands farmers could make plans to leave farming. A landscape of large scale extensive farms would result interspersed with numerous smaller holdings occupied by ex-commercial farmers who remain primarily due to cultural ties; multiple income farmers with limited time for farm management; and lifestyle farmers. Occupancy change is likely to increase the vulnerability of existing habitats.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Landscape
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
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