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Why do Farmers Adopt EMS? Market-Oriented Environmental Schemes and the Governance of Farm Management

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Higgins, V and Dibden, J and Cocklin, C, Why do Farmers Adopt EMS? Market-Oriented Environmental Schemes and the Governance of Farm Management, Proceedings of the 1st National EMS Forum, 14-17 May 2007, Toowoomba, Queensland (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Market-oriented environmental schemes, such as EMS, have been hailed as a promising mechanism for linking on-farm ecological improvement to marketplace benefits. However, in the absence of assured market benefits, are there other reasons for farmers to adopt and persevere with the continuous improvement practices associated with EMS? Through data from a 2005 study conducted with a selection of participants in the Gippsland Beef and Lamb EMS Pilot Project we explore the diversity of reasons that shape farmer adoption and use of EMS practices.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:environmental management systems, agriculture, Australia
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural Sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:138196
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-05-04
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