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Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Jul 2013
Pages: 306 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264197206 , OECD Code: 512013061P1
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This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from
13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are examined. The study shows that collective action should be given serious consideration as a means of addressing many agricultural and natural resource issues, and in some cases collective action should be actively promoted.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Chapter 1. Understanding agri-environmental public goods through country experience

-1.1. Objectives of the study
-1.2. Methodology
-1.3. Structure
-1.4. Agri-environmental public goods
-1.5. Agri-environmental public goods and externalities
-1.6. Agri-environmental policy measures for public goods
-Annex I.A. Case study summaries
Chapter 2. Relationship between collective action and agri-environmental public goods
-2.1. Agri-environmental public goods provided by collective action
-2.2. Collective action and participants
-2.3. Emergence of collective action
-2.4. Benefits of collective action
-2.5. Barriers to collective action
-2.6. Key factors for successful collective action
Chapter 3. Farmer behaviour and collective action
-3.1. Farmer behaviour and behavioural economics
-3.2. Social capital, farmer behaviour and collective action
Chapter 4. Promotion of collective action and policy implications
-4.1. Collective action with and without government support
-4.2. Collective action and policy measures
-4.3. Cost-effectiveness of collective action
-4.4. Policy implications
Chapter 5. Collective action case study: Australia

-5.1. Landcare in Australia
-5.2. Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group Inc.
-5.3. Holbrook Landcare Network
Chapter 6. Collective action case study: Belgium
-6.1. The provision of public goods by farmers in Belgium
-6.2. Case studies
-6.3. Conclusions
Chapter 7. Collective action case study: Canada
-7.1. Group environmental farm planning in Saskatchewan
-7.2. Beaver Hills Initiative
Chapter 8. Collective action case study: Finland
-8.1. Case study area: Säkylän Pyhäjärvi
-8.2. Collective action and provision of public goods
-8.3. Variables affecting collective action in Pyhäjärvi
-8.4. Policy measures for collective action
Chapter 9. Collective action case study: France
-9.1. Brief description of the case
-9.2. Collective action and provided public goods
-9.3. Factors for successful collective action
-9.4. Policy measures for collective action
-9.5. Conclusion
Chapter 10. Collective action case study: Germany
-10.1. Landcare associations
-10.2. Co-operation in drinking water protection
-10.3. Wetland restoration in the Eider valley
Chapter 11. Collective action case study: Italy
-11.1. Custody of the territory in Tuscany
-11.2. Community garden in Campania
-11.3. Mountain pastures in Aosta Valley
-11.4. Final remarks
Chapter 12. Collective action case study: Japan
-12.1. The cases
-12.2. Comparative analysis
Chapter 13. Collective action case study: The Netherlands
-13.1. Brief outline of the case
-13.2. Collective action
-13.3. Factors affecting collective action
-13.4. Cost-effectiveness of collective action
-13.5 Government policy for collective action
Chapter 14. Collective action case study: New Zealand
-14.1. Sustainable Farming Fund
-14.2. East Coast Forestry Project
-14.3. North Otago Irrigation Company (NOIC)
Chapter 15. Collective action case study: Spain
-15.1 Community water management
-15.2. Good practices to avoid animal diseases
-15.3. Concluding remarks
Chapter 16. Collective action case study: Sweden
-16.1. Case study area: Söne Mad
-16.2. Collective action: Söne Mad Grazing Association
-16.3. Goods and services provided by collective action
-16.4. Factors affecting collective action
-16.5. Government policy for collective action
-16.6. Conclusions
Chapter 17. Collective action case study: United Kingdom
-17.1. Brief description of the case
-17.2. The challenges of water resources protection and the need for collective action to provide public goods
-17.3. A framework: PES and collective action within a policy hierarchy for water resource protection
-17.4. PES for public goods, the collective action this requires and the supporting factors
-17.5. Policy and institutional concerns for PES and collective action
Annex A. Game theory and collective action
-A.1. Prisoners’ dilemma
-A.2. Repeated game
-A.3. Privileged game
-A.4. Co-ordination game
-A.5. Binding contract

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