Intensive and mixed agriculture

The topic cluster intensive and mixed agriculture is characterized by an under-provision of public goods due to intensive agriculture (or ongoing intensification).  Public goods involving mainly water quality degradation, particular in the cases of mixed farming systems due to nutrients as addressed in the Scottish case. As well as water quantity, in the German case and landscape degradation, biodiversity losses, especially along rivers, as in the Polish case and decreasing of soil functionality. Determinants of intensification are increasing alternative costs and/or due to regional policies.

Aberdeenshire
(United Kingdom)

Aberdeenshire
(United Kingdom)

Water quality and Biodiversity in the “Ugie river” catchment in Scotland

 

Brandenburg (Germany)

Brandenburg (Germany)

Climate stability, water quantity and biodiversity in peatland areas in Brandenburg

 

Dolina Biebrzy (Poland)

Dolina Biebrzy (Poland)

Biodiversity in the the Biebrza river valley in Poland

 

Kromme Rijn (Netherlands)

Kromme Rijn (Netherlands)

Habitats, biodiversity and landscape management in the “Kromme Rijn” area
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Marchfeld
(Austria)

Marchfeld
(Austria)

Soil functionality, landscape quality (habitats and biodiversity) and water quality in an intensive arable region in Austria
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