The present paper examines the factors influencing the farmers’ uptake of agri‐environmental measures. Empirical evidence from Thessaly, a prefecture in central Greece where the first agri‐environmental measures in Greece were applied, shows that several factors can affect the farmers’ decision to participate. These factors refer mainly to the socio‐economic and farm characteristics of the surveyed farmers. Agricultural education/training of the farmers, the farm’s economic size, participation by neighbors or relatives, age and general education, can influence participation in the agri‐environmental measures, and more precisely in the Nitrate Reduction program. These variables were found also to be the main factors responsible for the extent of participation in terms of land allocation.
Damianos, D. and Giannakopoulos, N. (2002), "Farmers’ participation in agri‐environmental schemes in Greece", British Food Journal, Vol. 104 No. 3/4/5, pp. 261-273. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070700210425705Download as .RIS
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