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Evaluation of farm programmes in the 2014 US farm bill: a review of the literature.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Content type: Bulletin

Main changes to US farm programmes under the 2014 Farm Bill aim to strengthen instruments for risk management, both in commodity and in crop insurance...

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Habitat associations of European hares Lepus europaeus in England and Wales: implications for farmland management.

Published online: 14 May 2003

Authors: Vaughan, N. & Lucas, E. A. & Harris, S. & White, P. C. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Numbers of European hares Lepus europaeus have declined throughout Europe as a result of agricultural intensification. Ecological research to inform a...

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Vulnerability and adaptation strategies of dairy farming systems to extreme climate events in southwest Uganda: results of CSA-PRA workshops.

Published online: 04 Sep 2019

Authors: Vries, M. de

Content type: Bulletin

Prolonged droughts and excess rainfall are expected to increase in frequency and intensity in southwest Uganda as a result of climate change. The aim ...

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Organic farming and associated management practices benefit multiple wildlife taxa: a large-scale field study in rice paddy landscapes.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Katayama, N. & Osada, Y. & Mashiko, M. & Baba, Y. G. & Tanaka, K. & Kusumoto, Y. & Okubo, S. & Ikeda, H. & Natuhara, Y.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming has potential for the conservation of global biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Despite this, knowledge of the effects of...

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Landscape-scale conservation: collaborative agri-environment schemes could benefit both biodiversity and ecosystem services, but will farmers be willing to participate?

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: McKenzie, A. J. & Emery, S. B. & Franks, J. R. & Whittingham, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The primary aim of many agri-environment schemes (AES) is to enhance biodiversity; however, the results of AES designed for this purpose have, to date...

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Reduced pesticide toxicity and increased woody vegetation cover account for enhanced native bird densities in organic orchards.

Published online: 20 Jun 2012

Authors: MacLeod, C. J. & Blackwell, G. & Benge, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming is often promoted as a solution for counteracting the adverse impacts of agricultural intensification on biodiversity. However, it is ...

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Differential effects of landscape and management on diversity and density of ground-dwelling farmland spiders.

Published online: 25 May 2005

Authors: Schmidt, M. H. & Roschewitz, I. & Thies, C. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The distribution and abundance of animals are influenced by factors at both local and wider landscape scales. Natural enemies of pests in arable field...

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The potential of grass field margin management for enhancing beetle diversity in intensive livestock farms.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Woodcock, B. A. & Potts, S. G. & Pilgrim, E. & Ramsay, A. J. & Tscheulin, T. & Parkinson, A. & Smith, R. E. N. & Gundrey, A. L. & Brown, V. K. & Tallowin, J. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Declining populations of UK grassland flora and fauna have been attributed to intensification of agricultural management practices, including changes ...

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Impediments in adoption of organic farming - a few lessons from the farmers who reverted to conventional farming practices.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Birajdar, G. & Kate, T.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

The stated goal of 'Organic 3.0' is to "bring organic out of its current niche into the mainstream (Arbenz, Gould & Stopes, 2015)". This means to ...

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Enabling regulatory frameworks for contract farming.

Published online: 31 Oct 2018

Authors: Viinikainen, T. & Caro, C. B.

Content type: Bulletin

FAO's previous contribution to the development of contract farming saw the publication in 2015 of the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farmin...

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