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Report, 2020

Key concepts to investigate agri-environmental contracts – Shared Conceptual Framework

Prager, Katrin; Matzdorf, Bettina; Dutilly, Céline; Andersen, Erling; Barghusen, Rena; Bredemeier, Birte; van Bussel, Lenny; Dodsworth, Jennifer; Espinoza Diaz, Salomon; Kelemen, Eszter; García-Llorente, Marina; Mortelmans, Dieter; Moruzzo, Roberta; Riccioli, Francesco; Rommel, Jens; Sattler, Claudia; Schulze, Christoph ; Turkelboom, Francis


The Contracts2.0 project aims to develop novel contract-based approaches to incentivise farmers for the increased provision of environmental public goods alongside private goods. The background to this work is the current imbalance in the provision of private and public goods from agricultural land management. This complex problem can best be addressed by using insights and methods from a range of disciplines. However, for methods and researchers to complement each other and contribute to the project aim, the parts must be brought together as a coherent whole. We developed a conceptual framework which draws on different concepts to explain the issues underlying the delivery of private and public environmental goods from agriculture.


contract design; transaction costs; collaboration; collective contracts; collective contracts; institutional analysis; governance; ecosystem services; payments for ecosystem services; environmental goods

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Publisher: Contracts2.0

Authors' information

Prager, Katrin
University of Aberdeen
Matzdorf, Bettina
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Dutilly, Céline
French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Cirad)
Andersen, Erling
Univ Copenhagen UCPH
Barghusen, Rena
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Bredemeier, Birte
Leibniz University Hannover
van Bussel, Lenny
Wageningen University and Research
Dodsworth, Jennifer
University of Aberdeen
Espinoza Diaz, Salomon
University of Pisa
Kelemen, Eszter
Environmental social science research group
García-Llorente, Marina
Autonomous University of Madrid
Mortelmans, Dieter
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Moruzzo, Roberta
University of Pisa
Riccioli, Francesco
University of Pisa
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
Sattler, Claudia
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Schulze, Christoph
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Turkelboom, Francis
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

UKÄ Subject classification

Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

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