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dc.contributor.authorSandhu, H. S.en
dc.contributor.authorWratten, Stephen D.en
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Rossen
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T03:21:29Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationSandhu, H.S., Wratten, S.D. and Cullen, R. (2007). From poachers to gamekeepers: Perceptions of farmers towards ecosystem services on arable farmland. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 5(1-3), 1-12.en
dc.identifier.issn1473-5903en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4901
dc.description.abstractManagement of ecosystem services (ES) is vital to maintain and improve the productivity of agricultural systems in order to meet the food demands of a growing human population. However, some land management practices can severely reduce the ecological and financial contribution of some of these services to agriculture, which in the longer term can offset the ability of farming to produce large amounts of food and fibre. Therefore, to improve the understanding and enhancement of these services, it is crucial to know the opinions of farmers who manage ES on their land. Being in close contact with the land provides them with an opportunity to understand its natural processes and functions as well as to act as its stewards. This paper describes ES associated with arable farming in Canterbury, New Zealand and analyses the results of a survey of farmers’ perceptions of these services. There was no difference between the measured perceptions of these services by organic and conventional farmers except in the case of biological control. However, organic farmers gave a higher score to 16 individual services compared with conventional farmers. Also, for organic farmers, the importance of some of these services increased significantly with the number of years the farmers had been operating under an organic regime.en
dc.format.extent39-50en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.en
dc.rightsCopyright © Taylor and Francis.en
dc.subjectfarmers' perceptionsen
dc.subjectarable farmlanden
dc.subjectecosystem servicesen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectorganic farmingen
dc.titleFrom poachers to gamekeepers: perceptions of farmers towards ecosystem services on arable farmlanden
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
dc.subject.anzsrc0703 Crop and Pasture Productionen
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainabilityen
pubs.notesPre-print version of a journal article published in 2007 in International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 5(1-3) 1-12.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/BPRC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume7en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5168-8277


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