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Landscape Amenities: Economic Assessment of Agricultural Landscapes


Series: Landscape Series Volume: 2

By: Isabel Vanslembrouck and Guido Van Huylenbroeck

202 pages, diagrams


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #154919 | ISBN: 1402031343
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NHBS Price: £149.00 $185/€175 approx

About this book

The monograph focuses on the socio-economic evaluation of agricultural landscapes in its broadest sense. The book presents the variety of services provided by farmers and agricultural landscapes. Instead of limiting the book to one perspective, Vanslembrouck and Van Huylenbrouck discuss landscape amenities from the farmers' as well as consumers' perspectives. These sometimes contrasting views are analysed and synthesized towards a set of recommendations for future landscape management and policy development. The authors offer insight into different types of landscape amenities including non-commodity outputs such as recreational and tourism functions and their economic assessment using the multifunctionality concept as a framework.


Part I: Multifunctionality of agriculture. 1. Multifunctionality in a theoretical framework. 2.Valuing the outputs of multifunctional agriculture. 3. Landscape amenities from agriculture.- Part II: Demand for landscape amenities from agriculture. 4. Rural tourism. 5. Impact from agriculture on rural tourism. 6. Measuring the recreational value of the agricultural landscape.- Part III: Supply of landscape amenities from agriculture; 7. Farmers' supply of landscape amenities. 8. Belgian farmers?willingness to participate in agri-environmental measures. 9. Farmers' participation in several agri-environmental schemes: a European perspective.- Part IV: General conclusions. 10. Conclusions and policy recommendations. References.- Annex 1.- Annex 2.- Annex 3.

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