Focus rural land policies on ecosystem services, not agriculture.
Nature ecology & evolution
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Gawith, D., & Hodge, I. (2019). Focus rural land policies on ecosystem services, not agriculture.. Nature ecology & evolution, 3 (8), 1136-1139. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0934-y
Land policies around the world are weighted towards agricultural output. We argue that this leads to ineffective public expenditure, environmental harm and missed opportunities for use of rural resources. Applying ecosystems services thinking to the governance of rural land would secure greater social value.
Humans, Conservation of Natural Resources, Ecosystem, Agriculture, Rural Population
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0934-y
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293846