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Using Subsidies to Promote Environmental Protection in Agriculture : A Review of Programs in North America and Europe

Subject: 
Agriculture, North America, Europe, Land, Land Use, Subsidies
Author: 
Rolfe, Chris
Summary: 

This report examines the ways in which subsidies or payments to farmers have been used in jurisdictions throughout North America and Europe to pursue environmental ends. The report is divided into two parts. The first part examines subsidies which are directly intended to encourage environmental protection. The second part looks at means by which major domestic support programs -- programs mainly intended to support farmer incomes and encourage exports -- can be used to encourage sound agro-environmental practices by tying eligibility to minimum environmental practices.

Publication Date: 
December 1, 1993
Publication Pages: 
34
Publisher: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Publication City: 
Vancouver, BC
Publication Format: 
PDF