Policies for soil conservation in New Zealand: options for government
This publication comprises part of a research project commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment as part of the 1989/90 Environmental Research Agenda. The research has the objective of identifying and evaluating new options that will align and make explicit costs and benefits of land management practice. The present monograph highlights government policy options. A companion report has been produced by the Centre for Resource Management: Policies for soil conservation in New Zealand: the institutional setting, by Peter Ackroyd. The opportunity to prepare this publication was afforded by a grant from the New Zealand-United States Educational Foundation under the Fulbright Scholars' programme. This grant enabled the author to spend six months at the Centre for Resource Management learning about land management issues in New Zealand during 1990. A report was submitted to the Ministry for the Environment and to reviewers for their consideration. On returning to the United States, comments were incorporated and this publication compiled.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordswater conservation; soil conservation; soil degradation; soil conservation policies; property rights; land degradation; soil management; government policy; water resources; environmental policy
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