Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action

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This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from

13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are examined. The study shows that collective action should be given serious consideration as a means of addressing many agricultural and natural resource issues, and in some cases collective action should be actively promoted.

English Also available in: French

The Netherlands case study

This chapter presents the Water, Land and Dijken Association which is composed of farmers and civilians who develop tailor-made conservation practices for biodiversity (grassland birds) and landscape. Following a brief description of the case study, the agrienvironmental public goods provided by collective action, the roles of participants, the factors affecting outcomes in collective action and the government policy measures in support of collective action are discussed.

English Also available in: French

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