Effect of policies in extensive livestock production in Portugal
Authors: Nadia Jones
This paper assesses to which extent the effect of agrienvironmental policies in the maintenance of extensive production systems has been effective and well-targeted. Through statistics and GIS techniques we related plot and farm characteristics with performance indicators such as: soil cover (assessed through NDVI) and stocking rate. We compared two indicators in participant and non-participant farms. The actual implementation of the schemes showed to be more cost effective than the optimal one.