The Amenity Value of Agricultural Landscape and Rural-Urban Land Allocation
"We analyse rural-urban land allocation in the light of the increasing environmental role of agricultural landscapes. The landscape amenity value of farmland varies across crops and as a result affects the optimal crop mix in addition to its effect on rural-urban land allocation. Investigating the effects of population and income growth processes, we find that, contrary to market outcomes, the socially optimal allocation may call for more farmland preservation under both processes. In an empirical application to a region in Israel, we find that the extent of market under-supply of farmland is substantial and that population growth calls for more farmland preservation at the expense of urban land." Copyright (c) 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2008 The Agricultural Economics Society.
Volume (Year): 60 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0021-857X|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=0021-857X|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:60:y:2009:i:1:p:132-153. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing)or (Christopher F. Baum)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.