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Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Southern Mediterranean Countries: Policy Impacts and Challenges

  • Kyösti ArovuoriEmail author
  • Paula Horne
  • Matleena Kniivilä
  • Samir Mili
  • Perttu Pyykkönen
  • Javier Martinez-Vega
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Abstract

In this chapter, the impacts of policies on sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural development are assessed. The assessment is based on a qualitative policy impact analysis carried out in three MPCs and Turkey. For the analysis, a qualitative policy analysis framework was developed to capture the impacts of different policy programs on the different dimensions of sustainability. The developed framework was applied to reviewed policies and the data available. The results show that there exist significant trade-offs and controversies between the different dimensions of sustainability. In order to maximise the policy effectiveness, these trade-offs need to be accounted for in policy implementation. To tackle the trade-offs a sufficient number of different policy programs and instruments need to be implemented. In order to ensure the proper evaluation of policies, institutions need to be set to ensure the collection of time-series data for selected relevant indicators.

Keywords

Rural Development Policy Instrument Policy Program Sustainable Agriculture Common Agricultural Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyösti Arovuori
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paula Horne
    • 1
  • Matleena Kniivilä
    • 1
  • Samir Mili
    • 2
  • Perttu Pyykkönen
    • 1
  • Javier Martinez-Vega
    • 2
  1. 1.Pellervo Economic Research (PTT)HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Human and Social Sciences Centre, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)MadridSpain

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