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Reducing land take-up


Reducing the amount of farmland through afforestation, intensification, set-aside or conversion of arable land into grassland; etc. can be used as a method of reducing the supply of food. The instrument is generally used for environmental and nature conservation purposes and can be associated with compensation payments.


  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with research institutions
  • Constant market surveying and forecasting
  • Country-wide monitoring of natural resources and their quality (e. g. water, soil, forests, air, grassland)

Possible Negative Effects

  • Market trends may be assessed incorrectly
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