publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Farmers’ reasoning behind the uptake of agroforestry practices: evidence from multiple case-studies across Europe

Nataša Lovrić; Anna Varga; Anil Graves; Paul J. Burgess; João H.N. Palma; M. den Herder; S. García; Marko Lovrić; Anastasia Pantera; Andrea Pisanelli; ...
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  • Published: 11 Oct 2017 Journal: Agroforestry Systems, volume 92, pages 811-828 (issn: 0167-4366, eissn: 1572-9680, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Potential benefits and costs of agroforestry practices have been analysed by experts, but few studies have captured farmers’ perspectives on why agroforestry might be adopted on a European scale. This study provides answers to this question, through an analysis of 183 farmer interviews in 14 case study systems in eight European countries. The study systems included high natural and cultural value agroforestry systems, silvoarable systems, high value tree systems, and silvopasture systems, as well as systems where no agroforestry practices were occurring. A mixed method approach combining quantitative and qualitative approaches was taken throughout the interviews...
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free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Forestry, Interviews, Narrative thematic analysis, Driving forces, Farming, Direct Payments, Multiple case, Diversification (marketing strategy), Data collection, Agroforestry, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Thematic map, Geography, Narrative, Silvopasture
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  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 613520
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | KBBE
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