The Nature of Farming: Low Intensity Farming Systems in Nine European Countries

The main objective of this study is to compile information on the character and distribution of low intensity farmland systems in Europe, from a primarily nature conservation perspective. It also assesses the way in which these systems are changing and some of the implications for nature conservation. The report is based on a study of nine European countries – France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom – conducted in 1993 and early 1994.

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