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What land-use pattern emerges with landscape-scale management? An ecosystem-service perspective

Cong, RongGang and Smith, Henrik G. and Ekroos, Johan and Brady, Mark (2014). What land-use pattern emerges with landscape-scale management? An ecosystem-service perspective. I/In: EAAE 2014 Congress ‘Agri-Food and Rural Innovations for Healthier Societies’ August 26 to 29, 2014, 2014, 140826-140829, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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It is argued that landscape-scale management (LSM) of habitat is better than farm-scale management (FSM) when considering the externality of ecosystem services. Given this advantage, how to regulate individual farmers' land-use decisions to achieve the LSM solution is an issue of common concern both for farmers and policymakers. Specifically, it needs to be determined if there exists a dominant land-use pattern that characterizes the LSM solution compared to FSM solution. In addition to the area of habitat, we design a land-use pattern index (LPI) to characterize the configuration of habitat and project itonto the sharing-sparing continuum. We find that the LSM solution is characterized by less intensive farming, and configurations of habitat are closer to land sharing. However, as crop dependency on ecosystem-services declines, the land-use patterns with LSM and FSM converge and the configurations of habitat start to resemble to land sparing. In addition, when habitat quality improves the configurations of habitat on the border farms become important. Finally, the less mobile service-providers are, the more farmers should focus on land-use patterns on their own farms. Our indices of land-use patterns could be integrated into the cross-compliance of CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) to better manage ecosystem-service in the future.

Authors/Creators:Cong, RongGang and Smith, Henrik G. and Ekroos, Johan and Brady, Mark
Title:What land-use pattern emerges with landscape-scale management? An ecosystem-service perspective
Year of publishing :2014
Page range:1-29
Number of Pages:29
Place of Publication:Ljubljana, Slovenia
Publisher:European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
Language:English
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E11 Land economics and policies
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Agrovoc terms:landscape conservation, ecosystem services, land use
Keywords:Agent-based model, landscape-scale management, ecosystem services, land sharing, land sparing, land-use pattern index, governance
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3646
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3646
ID Code:12761
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Sep 2016 07:41
Metadata Last Modified:07 Sep 2016 07:41

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