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 potential of market schemes in nitrogen trading
Nitrogen is vital to agriculture and, generally, to our lives, but its use comes at a price. The paper explores a ‘Smart Market’ approach as a possible means to limit its negative impact on the environment.
Spatial Coordination Incentives for landscape-scale environmental management: A systematic review
Agri-environment schemes (AES) are incentive mechanisms that provide funding for farmers and land managers so that they adopt measures that help support biodiversity, preserve landscapes and improve quality of water.
New policy instruments for greater coherence: The case of the EU’s Farm-to-Fork Strategy
Improving the food system sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our time. It is closely related to other issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, food security, malnutrition and soil degradation. A cross- sectoral approach therefore is needed.