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- Posthumus, H.; Deeks, L.K.; Fenn, I.; Rickson, R.J.
- Land degradation & development 2011 v.22 no.1 pp. 97-110
- Common Agricultural Policy; agricultural policy; economic incentives; environmental policy; farmers; farms; land management; soil; soil compaction; soil conservation; soil erosion; soil management; stakeholders; water management; water pollution; watersheds; England
- ... Soil degradation, specifically soil compaction and soil erosion can have significant impacts in some parts of England. The southwest of England is particularly vulnerable to soil erosion and compaction due to the region's erodible soils. This paper discusses the soil degradation problems, the policies addressing these problems and the stakeholders involved in the Parrett and Axe catchments. Key in ...
- Louwagie, G.; Gay, S.H.; Sammeth, F.; Ratinger, T.
- Land degradation & development 2011 v.22 no.1 pp. 5-17
- Common Agricultural Policy; development policy; environmental quality; farm management; laws and regulations; markets; nitrates; research projects; rural development; soil; soil degradation; soil quality
- ... Six of the soil degradation processes recognised at European Union (EU) level are closely linked to agriculture. Soil degradation implies a need for protection, maintenance and improvement of soil quality. However, due to the public good characteristics of soil quality, the market does not sufficiently assure its provision. Thus, policy intervention is required to reach desired levels of soil qual ...