Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action: Lessons from New Zealand Case Studies
AbstractAgriculture is a provider of food and, to a certain extent, public goods such as biodiversity and landscape, but it can also have negative impacts on natural assets such as biodiversity and water quality. In addition to implementing policies that target individual farmers, different approaches are needed to promote collective action. The literature review and three New Zealand case studies (Sustainable Farming Fund, East Coast Forestry Project and North Otago Irrigation Company) have identified some findings including benefits and barriers of collective action and key factors for its success. Collective action should be given serious consideration in addressing agri-environmental problems.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2012 Conference, August 31, 2012, Nelson, New Zealand with number 136071.
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Collective action; public goods; agri-environmental policy; social capital; Agribusiness; Environmental Economics and Policy; Public Economics;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2012-11-24 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2012-11-24 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-ENV-2012-11-24 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2012-11-24 (Public Economics)
- NEP-RES-2012-11-24 (Resource Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2012-11-24 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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