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Governance Across Multiple Levels of Agri-environmental Measures in France.

Abstract : After explaining why agri-environmental measures (AEMs) can be regarded as payment for environmental services (PES), this chapter focuses on the governance issues arising from the introduction of AEMs in France. These issues are examined in several territorial contexts: a metropolitan region (Auvergne) and two overseas regions (Guadeloupe and Réunion). Analysis of the national governance of AEMs highlights the weak communication between the different administrations in charge of agriculture and environment. The design of the AEM instruments was led by a highly centralised administration, in cooperation with the majority farmers' union, promoting a mass mechanism in favour of farmers. At the regional level, agricultural stakeholders are not yet convinced of the effectiveness of the measures and seek above all to maintain their income. The three case studies underline the strategic role of intermediate actors in the implementation of AEMs at the local level.
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Caroline Maury, Xavier Augusseau, Olivier Aznar, Murielle Bonin, Philippe Bonnal, et al.. Governance Across Multiple Levels of Agri-environmental Measures in France.. Muradian R. & Rival L. Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services, 4, Springer Netherlands, pp.257-277, 2013, Studies in Ecological Economics, 978-94-007-5175-0. ⟨10.1007/978-94-007-5176-7_13⟩. ⟨hal-00979603⟩



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