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Adopting sustainable soil management: the role of socio-economic factors

Adopting sustainable soil management: the role of socio-economic factors

Prager, Katrin and Posthumus, Helena (2010) Adopting sustainable soil management: the role of socio-economic factors. The Sixteenth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference [Conference Proceedings]. The Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. ISBN 978-988-18934-1-3

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Abstract

The sustainable management of soils is crucial to enable the long term use of the various soil functions. Although soil degradation caused by agriculture is a process defined by technical, climatic, and bio-physical factors, there is recognition that the underlying causes are to be found
in the socio-economic, political and cultural context in which farmers operate. In Europe, farmers’ decision-making on farm management is strongly influenced by agricultural policies and economic incentives.
This paper aims to review and summarize findings of existing studies on the role of socioeconomic factors that influence farmers and other land managers’ adoption of soil conservation practices with a focus on the European situation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, held 30 May – 1 June 2010, Hong Kong, China (Track "Sustainable Agriculture"). [2] A version of this paper is published as Prager, K., Posthumus, H., 2010. Socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ adoption of soil conservation practices in Europe. In: Napier, T. (ed) Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation A Global Perspective: Nova Science Publishers - see http://gala.gre.ac.uk/3821/.
Uncontrolled Keywords: soil conservation, agriculture, policy
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3640

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