The legitimacy of result-oriented and action-oriented agri-environmental schemes : A comparison of farmers’ and citizens’ perceptions

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Vainio , A , Tienhaara , A , Haltia , E , Hyvonen , T , Pyysiäinen , J & Pouta , E 2021 , ' The legitimacy of result-oriented and action-oriented agri-environmental schemes : A comparison of farmers’ and citizens’ perceptions ' , Land Use Policy , vol. 107 , 104358 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104358

Title: The legitimacy of result-oriented and action-oriented agri-environmental schemes : A comparison of farmers’ and citizens’ perceptions
Author: Vainio, Annukka; Tienhaara, Annika; Haltia, Emmi; Hyvonen, Terho; Pyysiäinen, Jarkko; Pouta, Eija
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Forest Economics, Business and Society
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Department of Economics and Management
Date: 2021-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Land Use Policy
ISSN: 0264-8377
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104358
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/331737
Abstract: Farmers’ and citizens’ perceptions of the legitimacy of the current action-oriented and the proposed result- oriented agri-environmental schemes (AES) are poorly known. To help fill this gap, this study analysed such perceptions in the context of Finnish citizens and farmers. Hypotheses on legitimacy, ecosystem service per-ceptions and environmental values were developed and empirically tested with nationwide surveys of Finnish citizens (n =1,744) and farmers (n =1,215) using t-test and multiple linear regression. The results demonstrated that Finnish citizens perceive the proposed result-oriented AES as more legitimate, whereas Finnish farmers attribute greater legitimacy to the current action-oriented AES. Among both groups, a preference for action- oriented AES, and reluctance to change them, was associated with the perception that Finnish agriculture has been successful in producing ecosystem services. Among both groups, environmental preferences were associated with the legitimation of both AES. The conclusion is that in order for a change in AES to be legitimate, that change should be perceived as necessary, justified and based on the values considered important by farmers and citizens.
Subject: 4111 Agronomy
5200 Other social sciences
result-oriented agri-environmental schemes
legitimacy
farmers
citizens
environmental values
ecosystem services
5144 Social psychology
Result-oriented agri-environmental schemes
Legitimacy
Farmers
Citizens
Environmental values
Ecosystem services
SYSTEM JUSTIFICATION
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
DECISION-MAKING
BIODIVERSITY
LANDSCAPES
SUSTAINABILITY
PARTICIPATION
RESISTANCE
PAYMENT
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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