A way forward for environmentally sensitive farming that meets the needs of public and farmer

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Title: A way forward for environmentally sensitive farming that meets the needs of public and farmer
Authors: Bullock, Craig
McHenry, H.L.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/836
Date: 1997
Abstract: Direct support payments to farmers are increasingly likely to be in the form of agri-environmental payments. This paper reviews the resultes of two studies undertaken in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, a contingent valuation survey of public preferences in relation to landscape changes potentially arising from reductions in grazing pressure, and a survey of farmers' attitudes to Environmentally Sensitive Area policy. It argues that payments for the preservation of wildlife habitats and flora are a laudable means of subsidising farming in the uplands. However, policy must also recognise that many farmers will continue to regard the environment as being peripheral to their role as producers of food. The full public benefits of agri-environmental policy will not be realized unless they have 'meaning' to farmers.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: British Grassland Society
Copyright (published version): 1997 British Grassland Society
Subject LCSH: Agriculture--Environmental aspects
Environmentally sensitive areas
Agriculture--Subsidies
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Sheldrick, R.D. (ed.). Grassland management in the environmentally sensitive areas
Conference Details: Published in the proceeding of the British Grassland Society Conference, University of Lancaster, 23-25 September 1997
ISBN: 0905944 542
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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