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Scoping study on agricultural landscape valuation - ER04001

Many of Defra's policies, and those of other government departments, have positive and/or negative impacts on the landscape. These impacts need to be estimated and valued in order to provide a comprehensive policy appraisal or evaluation. In order to make landscape valuation tractable and transferable, landscapes must be presented in a very stylised way - in the Uplands case, for example, by disaggregating them to their component parts. Issues such as preferences for existing landscapes, the fact that some landscape features may be positive in some contexts and negative in others, cannot always be accounted for. Thus, arguably we risk getting a simplified and possibly unrepresentative impression of people's values for these landscapes. This scoping study is intended to address issues in the design of landscape studies before commissioning research to fill the gaps in the evidence base. It will contribute along with other commissioned work to form a basis for evaluating the Environmental Stewardship Scheme as well as increasing the government evidence base on transferable landscape valuation more generally.
Project Documents
• SCO - Scoping Study : Scoping Study on Agricultural Landscape Valuation   (865k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2007

Cost: £36,760
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Sheffield
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Economic Research              
Other Policy