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Adoption d'une MAE et consentement à recevoir des agriculteurs en région wallone


  • Lionel Delvaux
  • Bruno Henry de Frahan
  • Pierre Dupraz
  • Dominique Vermersch


[fre] En vue d'expliquer le faible niveau d'adoption des mesures agri-environnementales proposées depuis 1994 aux agriculteurs de la Région wallonne, cette étude identifie et analyse les facteurs d'adoption des deux mesures les plus populaires, c'est-à-dire la fauche tardive et le maintien de haies. Pour cette analyse, un modèle tiré de la théorie du ménage agricole est proposé pour intégrer dans celui-ci l'absence de rivalité entre l'utilité de la prime perçue pour la production du bien environnemental et l'utilité de ce bien sur son exploitation. À partir des données d'une enquête auprès de 245 agriculteurs, l'analyse économétrique confirme la pertinence de cette formalisation et montre notamment dans quelle mesure la perception environnementale du ménage affecte la probabilité d'adopter ces deux mesures agri-environnementales. Les résultats économétriques de l'adoption de la fauche tardive comparés à ceux du consentement à recevoir un paiement pour adopter cette mesure sont cohérents les uns vis-à-vis des autres et montrent l'utilité de l'évaluation contingente pour estimer les coûts de production d'un bien public par des agents privés. Des recommandations spécifiques sont également proposées pour élargir l'adoption des ces deux mesures. [eng] Adoption of MAE and farmers' accept in the region of Wallonia . To explain the low adoption rate of the agri-environment measures in place since 1994 in the Region of Wallonia, Belgium, this study identifies and analyses the adoption determinants of the two most popular measures: late mowing and the maintenance of quickset hedges. Under agri-environment measures, the farmer may simultaneously receive a payment for supplying environmental goods and derive utility from their presence on his farm. Based on the theory of farm household, the model used for this analysis takes into account this absence of rivalry characterising the environmental goods. Using this model with data from a survey of 245 farmers, the econometric analysis confirms the validity of this type of behaviour and shows in particular to what extent the household's environmental sensitivity influences the probability of adopting these two agri-environment measures. The econometric results for the adoption of the late mowing measure compared to those for the willingness to accept a payment to adopt this measure are coherent with each other and confirm the validity of using contingent evaluation to estimate the costs of providing a public good by private agents. Specific recommendations for broadening the adoption of these two measures are also proposed.

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  • Lionel Delvaux & Bruno Henry de Frahan & Pierre Dupraz & Dominique Vermersch, 1999. "Adoption d'une MAE et consentement à recevoir des agriculteurs en région wallone," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 249(1), pages 71-81.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recoru:ecoru_0013-0559_1999_num_249_1_5064
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecoru.1999.5064

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