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New Perspectives on Agri-environmental Policies: A Multidisciplinary and Transatlantic Approach

Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics Volume: 22

Edited By: Stephan J Goetz and Floor Brouwer

304 pages, figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2009 | #185111 | ISBN-13: 9780415777025
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Significant advances have occurred in recent years in Europe and in North America in addressing agri-environmental policies. Land use issues tend to be more pressing in Europe than in the US as a whole because of different spatial exigencies. Because these advances have taken place within individual academic disciplines, there has been something of a loss of synergy and often efforts are duplicated.

While important institutional and legal differences still exist between the two continents, the sharing of recent scientific advances will benefit scientists on both sides of the Atlantic and this is the main purpose of this book.


Introduction Stephan Goetz and Floor Brouwer Part One: Understanding current relations between agriculture and environment 2. Land use transitions, demographic change and perceptions of place Jill Findeis 3. Payments for environmental services from farming; what is the role for governments? An OECD perspective Wilfrid Legg 4. Agri-environmental programs in the US and the EU Nelson Bills and Christina van Haaren 5. Evaluation of agricultural land preservation programs Lori Lynch, Wayne Gray and Jacqueline Geoghegan 6 . Public preferences for protecting working landscapes Kathleen P. Bell 7. Small feet, big tracks: the potential economic effects of critical habitat designation on the economy of Southeastern Wyoming Thomas Foulke, David T. Taylor and Roger H. Coupal Part Two: New perspectives on modelling agri-environmental relations 8. Multi-scale integrated analysis of land use change Peter H. Verburg, Koen P. Overmars, Martha Bakker and Louise Willemen 9. Multifunctionality and land use policy: an application of non-market valuation to urban fringe farm and forest Preservation Joshua M. Duke and Robert J. Johnston 10. Agent-based land use models for teaching, extension and collaborative learning Thomas Berger and Pepijn Schreinemachers Part Three: The scope for emerging policies 11. Castles or cattle? Community economics and policy alternatives in the competition for ranch open space values Andrew Seidl, Lindsey Ellingson, Nicholas and CJ Mucklow 12. Using the past to create a sustainable future for agriculture: the impact of federal farm policy on environmental and social landscape change in Iowa Paul W. Brown and Lisa A. Schulte 13. Compliance with standards in European agriculture vis-a-vis main competitors on the world market; a comparative approach on public benefits Floor Brouwer and Roel Jongeneel 14. Designing efficient agri-environmental schemes under consideration of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Europe Bettina Matzdorf, Klaus Muller, Christian Kersebaum, Joachim Kiesel and Thomas Kaiser 15. The future of farmland preservation programs: from retention and viability to resiliency Soji Adelaja, Mary Beth Lake, and Manuel Colunga-Garcia 16. Summary and Conclusion: What we have learned Floor Brouwer and Stephan Goetz

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