As a consequence of the ‘greening’ process of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the demand for an evaluation of actual agri-environmental measures (AEMs) calls for a deeper analysis of this policy instrument implementation. The idea behind this paper is that farmer willingness to participate is a necessary, but not always sufficient, condition for explaining the local adoption of AEMs. Specifically, we test whether AEMs adoption depends on the farms and farmers’ characteristics, and also on the local political and institutional framework. Discriminating between genuine farmer incentive and attitude towards AEMs, from the role of the local institutional environment, appears a crucial step towards a better understanding of agri-environmental schemes uptake. Empirical evidence found in the ‘universe’ of AEMs eligible farms located in the Lombardy region gives support to this hypothesis.

Agri-Environmental Measures Adoption : New Evidence from Lombardy Region / D. Bertoni, D. Cavicchioli, R. Pretolani, A. Olper - In: The Common Agricultural Policy after the Fischler Reform : National Implementations, Impact Assessment and the Agenda for Future Reforms / [a cura di] A. Sorrentino, R. Henke, S. Severini. - Prima edizione. - Farnham : Ashgate, 2011. - ISBN 9781409421948. - pp. 275-294 (( Intervento presentato al 109. convegno Seminar of the European-Association-of-Agricultural-Economists (EAAE) tenutosi a Viterbo nel 2008.

Agri-Environmental Measures Adoption : New Evidence from Lombardy Region

D. Bertoni
Primo
;
D. Cavicchioli
Secondo
;
R. Pretolani
Penultimo
;
A. Olper
Ultimo
2011

Abstract

As a consequence of the ‘greening’ process of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the demand for an evaluation of actual agri-environmental measures (AEMs) calls for a deeper analysis of this policy instrument implementation. The idea behind this paper is that farmer willingness to participate is a necessary, but not always sufficient, condition for explaining the local adoption of AEMs. Specifically, we test whether AEMs adoption depends on the farms and farmers’ characteristics, and also on the local political and institutional framework. Discriminating between genuine farmer incentive and attitude towards AEMs, from the role of the local institutional environment, appears a crucial step towards a better understanding of agri-environmental schemes uptake. Empirical evidence found in the ‘universe’ of AEMs eligible farms located in the Lombardy region gives support to this hypothesis.
participation; farmers; willingness; schemes
Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale
EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists)
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