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A Review of Policies and the Regulatory Environment Concerning Soil Conservation in the EU

Kutter, Thomas and Helming, Katharina and Zander, Peter and Schuler, Johannes and Louwagie, Geertrui (2009) A Review of Policies and the Regulatory Environment Concerning Soil Conservation in the EU. In: Jahrestagung der DBG 2009: Böden - eine endliche Ressource, September 2009, Bonn.

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Agricultural soils are increasingly targeted by European Union (EU) policy measures including measures within the Common Agricultural Policy. Member states have implemented a variety of measures at the national and regional level that regulate the use of soils or offer incentives for the adoption of soil conservation practices. Up to date, no comprehensive policy overview exists for the EU-27, which would allow a comparative analysis. For this purpose, a policy survey was conducted based on a classification system for agricultural policies that allows the analysis of their impact concerning soil conservation. Policy measures were described with their attributes such as the soil quality objectives within the policy and the technical measures required. Data were gathered by a voluntary online survey among experts in national and regional ministries and administrative bodies. More than 50 experts and institutions from 24 EU member states participated in the survey and more than 400 policy measures were entered in the database. The survey enabled a detailed and comparative analysis of the interrelationships between soil conservation practices, soil degradation processes and policy measures across member states at the national or regional level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Contribution to "Reports of the DBG")
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bodenschutz, CAP, Cross Compliance, Umweltpolitik, Agrarumweltmaßnahmen, Bodendegradation
Divisions: Kommissionen > Kommission V: Bodengenetik, Bodensystematik, Bodeninformation
Depositing User: Thomas Kutter
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 13:11
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 16:23
URI: https://eprints.dbges.de/id/eprint/244

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