Investigating preferences for the local delivery of agri-environment benefits

Garrod, G. and Ruto, E. and Willis, K. and Powe, N. (2014) Investigating preferences for the local delivery of agri-environment benefits. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65 (1). pp. 177-190. ISSN 0021-857X

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Abstract

Since 2005, Environmental Stewardship (ES) has been the principal agri-environment scheme for England and is the key instrument for the delivery of increased environmental benefits from agricultural landscapes. The main objective of this study is to investigate the hypothesis that individuals have greater relative preferences for the environmental benefits associated with agri-environment schemes when they are delivered within those landscapes closest to where they live. A choice experiment approach based on a national survey provides the data and a mixed logit approach is used to model relative preferences for the environmental benefits of ES across five generic landscape types. Results show that most respondents have a preference for benefits delivered in those areas closest and most accessible to where they live. © 2013 The Agricultural Economics Society.

Keywords:Agri-environment, Choice experiments, Environmental Stewardship, Mixed logit, Neighbouring landscape preferences, NotOAChecked
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F810 Environmental Geography
N Business and Administrative studies > N500 Marketing
L Social studies > L100 Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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ID Code:12574
Deposited On:29 Nov 2013 14:20

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