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Farmers and the new green architecture of the EU common agricultural policy: a behavioural experiment

Dessart, FJ; Rommel, Jens; Barreiro‐Hurlé, Jesus; Thomas, F; Rodriguez-Entrena, M; Espinosa-Goded, M; Zagorska, Katarzyna; Czajkowski, M; van Bavel, R


This behavioural experiment with farmers assessed the effect of two policy features of the new green architecture of the EU common agricultural policy on the adoption of environmentally friendly practices: (1) increasing mandatory adoption and (2) shifting budget to voluntary schemes. Results shed light on behavioural patterns, highlighting potential trade-offs between mandatory and voluntary schemes to increase agriculture’s environmental and climate performance.

Published in

EUR (Luxembourg)
2021, number: 30706 EN
ISBN: 978-92-76-37778-8
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union

Authors' information

Dessart, FJ
No organisation
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
Barreiro‐Hurlé, Jesus
Joint Research Centre, European Commission (JRC)
Thomas, F
No organisation
Rodriguez-Entrena, M
No organisation
Espinosa-Goded, M
No organisation
Zagorska, Katarzyna
University of Warsaw
Czajkowski, M
No organisation
van Bavel, R
No organisation

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG15 Life on land
SDG13 Climate action

UKÄ Subject classification

Applied Psychology

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