Integrating environmental aims in the agricultural policy of the European Union was a main aim of the 1992 CAP-reform. This book presents a study of the socio-economic framing conditions as well as the attitudes and orientations within the agricultural population towards the European agri-environmental policy. It is based on a research project in three member countries, France, Germany, and Portugal, where more than 600 farmers have been interviewed. The results indicate that a change towards more ecologically sustainable forms of agricultural production requires much broader political and social support to grow beyond the dimensions of a marginal green subsector of agriculture.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 264 pp., 34 tab., 8 graphs
Contents: European Union – Reform of Common Agricultural Policy – Agricultural Development in Europe – Comparative
Sociological Analysis of the Implementation of Agri-Environmental Measures in France, Germany, and Portugal.