Farmer groups as a device to ensure the provision of agri-environmental services in the Netherlands: a procurement perspective

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Abstract

In 2016 the Dutch government decided to fully switch to a farmer collectives agri-environmental service provision system. The focus is therewith on creating good habitat conditions for rare species (territorial based) instead of commitments on farm level. The paper describes and analyses the organisational framework and links it to the Dutch tradition of environmental cooperatives. Issues of collective action, transaction costs, information problems, effectiveness, accountability, and procurement efficiency are analysed in a qualitative way. It is concluded that the Dutch model is promising, although not without risks.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event92nd Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference - University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference92nd Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWarwick
Period16/04/1818/04/18

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