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Swiss Agricultural Policy and the Environment: An Example for the Rest of Europe to Follow?

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  • Nigel Curry
  • Erwin Stucki
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    The independence of Switzerland from the EU has allowed the development of unilateral agri-environmental policies. Article 31b provides a comprehensive approach to ecological farming that now covers more than half of the farmed area of the country. It is a progressive direct payment system developedin full consultation with farmers and contrasts with environmental incorporation in the Common Agricultural Policy in a number of significant ways. Despite a number of modifications to the scheme in its initial implementation,it provides the foundation for a pervasive sustainable agriculture in combination with the production of high quality ecologically-based food products.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

    Volume (Year): 40 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 465-482

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:40:y:1997:i:4:p:465-482
    DOI: 10.1080/09640569712047
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