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Five Ways of Characterizing Agricultural Land Use Dynamics and Abandonment from Subsidy Data

Dramstad, Wenche E. and Sang, Neil and Forsberg-Mathiesen, Henrik and Bryn, Anders (2021). Five Ways of Characterizing Agricultural Land Use Dynamics and Abandonment from Subsidy Data. Land. 10 , 1136
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Abstract

Abandonment of agricultural land is a process described from different regions of many industrialized countries. Given the current focus on land use, land use change and food security, it appears highly relevant to develop improved tools to identify and monitor the dynamics of agricultural land abandonment. In particular, the temporal aspect of abandonment needs to be assessed and discussed. In this study, we used the detailed information available through the Norwegian subsidy claim database and analyzed the history of use of unique land parcels through a fourteen-year period. We developed and tested five different statistics identifying these land parcels, their temporal dynamics and the extent of occurrence. What became apparent was that a large number of land parcels existing in the database as agricultural land were taken out of production, but then entered into production again at a later stage. We believe that this approach to describe the temporal dynamics of land abandonment, including how it can be measured and mapped, may contribute to the understanding of the dynamics in land abandonment, and thus also contribute to an improved understanding of the food production system.

Authors/Creators:Dramstad, Wenche E. and Sang, Neil and Forsberg-Mathiesen, Henrik and Bryn, Anders
Title:Five Ways of Characterizing Agricultural Land Use Dynamics and Abandonment from Subsidy Data
Series Name/Journal:Land
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:10
Article number:1136
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2073-445X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Keywords:agriculture, land parcel, landscape change, logistic regression, regrowth, statistics, subsidy data
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114712
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114712
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/land10111136
Web of Science (WoS)000724852300001
ID Code:26315
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
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Deposited On:15 Dec 2021 16:14
Metadata Last Modified:15 Dec 2021 16:21

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