Framework for improvement of farmland biodiversity in Japan

Hisako Nomura, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Takeshi Nishio, Mari Izumi, Kazuo Hirai, Tetsuji Kurokawa

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The first agri-environmental programme in Japan, which started in 2011, is aimed at the conservation of biodiversity on farmland in Japan. For its smooth enforcement, a framework is required in which biodiversity conservation is visible and clear to farmers and the public. Such programmes will be effective when options can easily be adopted and the concept is appropriate and regionally specific for the farmers. While the result-oriented payment approach provides biodiversity's concrete contribution to the improvement of farm settings, entry-level incentives are also necessary to encourage farmers' initial participation, as biodiversity has an environmental value as public goods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-758
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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