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What shapes farmers' attitudes towards agri-environmental payments : A case study in Lozere

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  • Sandra SAÏD
  • Sophie THOYER

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Agri-environment schemes were introduced into the Common agricultural policy (CAP) in 1992 as a financial instrument to support farming practices contributing to protect the environment and to preserve natural resources. They are based on the voluntary provision of environmental services (above and beyond the regulatory duty of care level) by farmers on their private land in return for a compensatory payment by the EU and the member state. Agri-environmental measures are the object of a contract between individual farmers and the environmental service purchaser (the state or the environmental public authority), specifying the actions that should be undertaken, the contract length, the control method and the payments made to farmers.

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Paper provided by LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier in its series Working Papers with number 09-08.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
Date of revision: Aug 2009
Handle: RePEc:lam:wpaper:09-08

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