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Multifunctionality of agriculture: An inquiry into the complementarity between landscape preservation and food security

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  • Brunstad, Rolf Jens

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    (The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Gaasland, Ivar

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    (Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration)

  • Vårdal, Erling

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    (University of Bergen, Department of Economics)

Abstract

Without support, the levels of agricultural public goods will fall short of the demand in high cost countries like Norway, Finland and Iceland. However, as demonstrated in this paper using Norway as a case, the current support and agricultural activity is far out of proportions from a public goods perspective. Model simulations show that at most 40% of the current support level can be defended by the public good argument. Furthermore, the present support, stimulating high production levels, is badly targeted at the public goods in question. Since agricultural land is a major component of both food security and landscape preservation, thus giving rise to a high degree of cost complementarities between the two public goods, it would be more efficient to support land extensive production techniques, than production per se.

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Paper provided by University of Bergen, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 11/05.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 05 Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bergec:2005_011

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Keywords: Food security; landscape preservation; public goods; agricultural policy; numerical model.;

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  1. Brunstad, R.J. & Gaasland, I. & Vardal, E., 1999. "Agricultural Production and the Optimal Level of Landscape Preservation," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Department of Economics, University of Bergen 205, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
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  1. Huber, Robert & Lehmann, Bernard, 2010. "Economies of Scope in the Agricultural Provision of Ecosystem Services: An Application to a High Cost Production Region," Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, vol. 59(2).
  2. Blandford, David & Brunstad, Rolf Jens & Gaasland, Ivar & Vårdal, Erling, 2008. "Optimal agricultural policy and PSE measurement: an assessment and application to Norway," Working Papers in Economics, University of Bergen, Department of Economics 12/08, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
  3. Huber, Robert, 2008. "Economies of Scope in the Agricultural Provision of Ecosystems Services: A Swiss Case Study," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium, European Association of Agricultural Economists 43969, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Moon, Wanki, 2010. "Multifunctional Agriculture, Protectionism, And Prospect Of Trade Liberalization," Journal of Rural Development/Nongchon-Gyeongje, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Korea Rural Economic Institute, vol. 33(2), July.
  5. Gaasland, Ivar, 2009. "Agriculture versus fish - Norway in WTO," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 393-397, August.
  6. Yerushalmi, Erez, 2012. "Measuring the administrative water allocation mechanism and agricultural amenities," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 992, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  7. Abler, David G., 2004. "Multifunctionality, Agricultural Policy, and Environmental Policy," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 33(1), April.
  8. Blandford, David & Gaasland, Ivar & VÃ¥rdal, Erling, 2014. "GHG abatement welfare cost curves for Norwegian agriculture," 88th Annual Conference, April 9-11, 2014, AgroParisTech, Paris, France, Agricultural Economics Society 169734, Agricultural Economics Society.
  9. Kopainsky, Birgit & Flury, Christian & Giuliani, Gianluca, 2008. "Agriculture’s contribution to rural viability: An approach to estimate regional economic impacts of agricultural policy in Swiss case study regions," 107th Seminar, January 30-February 1, 2008, Sevilla, Spain, European Association of Agricultural Economists 6483, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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