The Impact of Agri-environmental Schemes on Farm Performance in five EU Member States: a DID-Matching Approach

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Abstract

The agri-environmental schemes (AESs) of the European Union employ the highest share of the public budget allocated to rural development programs. Our study applies a difference-indifferences propensity score matching estimator to perform a comparative analysis of the effects of these schemes on farmers’ performance across five E.U. member states. The effects of the AESs adoption largely depend on the share of the agri-environmental payment on farm revenue. If this share is larger than 5%, participation in AESs is effective in promoting greener farming practices in all countries but Spain, where a negative effect on farm income is also shown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-186
Number of pages20
JournalLand Economics
Volume92
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Agri-environmental payments
  • Common Agricultural Policy

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