Nine innovation cases conducted in different economic, social and legal contexts are used to empirically test the effectiveness of the new contractual frameworks. They are co-designed and developed with local stakeholders, in order to reconcile farmers’ activities with the achievement of public benefits for the entire society.
The link between context and scheme design in agri-environmental schemes: the successful case of the Netherlands
In response to the urgent matters related to intensive farming, a successful example of agri-environmental collective scheme in the Netherlands uses a mechanism-based approach to investigate the potential of eco-system services. Results show that success is strongly linked to social learning and trust-building mechanisms.
Investigating the effects of agri-environment measures on Bavarian dairy farms: evidence and results
Agri-environmental schemes are common in the EU agricultural policy, but do they really help improve environmental and economic efficiency? This report analyzes the application of agri-environmental measures on Bavarian farms and finds that they have little effect on nitrogen pollution level