How can the Rural Development Programme´s agri-environmental payments be improved? Experiences from other countries
Swedish agri-environmental schemes are viewed and compared to the programmes of other European countries. With evaluations, reports and the available scientific literature as a background, we suggest several possible alterations and additions to the current Swedish programme. They include seeded fallow, regionalisation of measures, and added system flexibility. The agri-environmental schemes of six countries are examined and over 200 scientific publications have been synthesised.