Nature and Landscape Management

Nature and landscape management is one of the most strongly policy driven forms of RD activity. Over the past ten years or so the EU and national governments have responded to the criticisms of environmentalists and put in place a range of schemes designed to reduce the negative ecological / landscape effects of intensive farming practices. Under these schemes (most of which are funded by European Regulation 2078/92 on Agri-environmental schemes) farmers are either paid compensation for abandoning intensive farming practices with known adverse environmental impacts and/or incentives for adopting farm management practices which have a positive environmental value. Schemes of this nature have now been adopted in all EU member states, although their scope and extent varies widely. Agri-environmental schemes can form the basis for developing other forms of RD activity, such as agri-tourism and quality food production.

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