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Le dispositif des MAEt pour l’enjeu eau : une fausse bonne idée ?

Abstract : Territorialized agri-environmental measures (MAEt) were introduced in France for the 2007-2013 Common Agricultural Policy program, in order to improve the cost-effectiveness of agri-environmental policies. This paper assesses qualitatively the innovations of MAEt with special attention paid to water pollution issues. We analyze the advantages and limits of the partial decentralization of decision-making in the setting-up of agrienvironmental projects; of improved targeting through the identification of eligible priority areas; and of greater flexibility introduced in the design of agri-environmental contracts. This analysis is illustrated by the results of a survey conducted with farmers in a French sub-region, Eure-et-Loir. This survey helps us to identify the reasons why farmers choose to sign agri-environmental contracts or not. The article concludes with a set of recommendations to improve the French agri-environmental system in the perspective of the 2013 CAP reform.
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Laure Kuhfuss, Florence Jacquet, Raphaële Préget, Sophie Thoyer. Le dispositif des MAEt pour l’enjeu eau : une fausse bonne idée ?. Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement - Review of agricultural and environmental studies, INRA Editions, 2012, 93 (4), pp.395-422. ⟨hal-02646414⟩

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