Cost-effective design of agri-environmental payment programs: U.S. experience in theory and practice

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2008

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Elsevier B.V.

Abstract

This article assesses two U.S. agri-environmental payment programs, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Environmnetal Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The analysis addresses the impacts and effectiveness of benefit-cost targeting, competitive bidding, and other elements of program design.

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Payments for environmental services, Program planning, Government policy, Conservation easements, Environmental services, Conservation strategy, Conservation, Conservation incentives, Agricultural ecosystems, Agriculture, PES, Conservation policy, Agri-environmental policy, Benefit-cost targeting, Competitive bidding, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental quality incentives program, Farm/Enterprise Scale Governance

Citation

Ecological Economics 65(4): 737-752