Diverse case studies of agri-environmental contracts

Diverse case studies of agri-environmental contracts

Details on all novel examples of agri-environmental contracts studied in CONTRACTS2.0 are now available on the project website including contact details for follow-up questions. Examples range from collective contracts in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, land tenure based contracts in Spain, value chain contracts in Hungary and Germany, to results-based contracts in the UK, Denmark and Italy. We often find combinations of approaches.

Among the project deliverables produced to date is also the Conceptual Framework that integrates perspectives from the literature on payments for ecosystem services, environmental public goods, land tenure and property rights, collaboration and collective contracts, institutional analysis, and transaction costs. Dr Katrin Prager from the Department of Geography and Environment is lead author.