The Diversion of Land: Conservation in a Period of Farming Contraction, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Diversion of Land

Conservation in a Period of Farming Contraction, 1st Edition

By C. Paul Burnham, Angela Edwards, Ruth Gasson, Bryn Green, Clive Potter


144 pages

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European agriculture is on the brink of a financial and ecological crisis. The authors assess the challenge facing policy makers and those involved in the industry, arguing for the preparation of an environmental agenda based on land organisation and diversion.


`…a commendably lucid and concise commentary on policies to date and a well-argued case for the formation of a `conservation reserve', creating what amounts to an environmentally targeted set-aside…Clive Potter is to be congratulated on a thorough and thought-provoking book.' - Adrienne Wilson, Countryside Commission News

`The publication…makes a valuable contribution to the discussion of agricultural policy reform.' - European Review of Agricultural Economics

`…this book contains some very useful contextual sections…and some interesting ideas on how a Conservation Reserve might be established. It is an important contribution to the continuing debate on the reorientation of agricultural and land use policy. - Land Use Policy

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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography