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Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior

Collection: CCBI-DATA-PUBLIC : Behavioural Insights Public Archive: Data and replication packages of the Competence Centre on Behavioural Insights 

Description

Replication package

Contact

Email
JRC-CCBI (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Barreiro Hurle, Jesus; Czajkowski, Mikolaj; Dessart, Fran├žois; Rommel, Jens; Espinosa-Goded, Maria; Rodriguez-Entrena, Macario; Thomas, Fabian; Zagorska, Katarzyna (2023): Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/6593ab00-c105-478e-9873-138d43882c94

Keywords

Agri-environmental policy Common Agricultural Policy Dictator game Framed field experiment Germany Poland Spain

Data access

Replication package - Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior
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Publications

Publication 2023
Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior
Barreiro Hurle, J., Dessart, F.J., Rommel, J., Czajkowski, M., Espinosa-Goded, M., Rodriguez-Entrena, M., Thomas, F. and Zagórska, K., Willing or complying The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers` environmental behavior, FOOD POLICY, ISSN 0306-9192 (online), 120, 2023, p. 102481, JRC130611.
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  • Abstract

    Agri-environmental policies generally build around two complementary approaches: mandatory requirements and (compensated) voluntary measures. One of the challenges of the future EU Common Agricultural Policy is precisely to find the right balance between these two types of interventions. We conducted an experiment with farmers in three EU Member States to assess the impact of (1) increasing mandatory contributions to the environment, and of (2) decreasing unconditional income support. We also assess the effect of two key behavioural factors: environmental concern and trait reactance. Results show that both interventions reduce voluntary contributions to the environment, but the reduction is higher when mandatory contributions increase than when income decreases.. However, when mandatory contribution increases substantially, this more than offsets the reduction of voluntary contributions, leading to higher total contributions.

Publication
Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior
Barreiro-Hurle, J., Dessart, F. J., Rommel, J., Czajkowski, M., Espinosa-Goded, M., Rodriguez-Entrena, M., ... & Zagorska, K. (2023). Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior. Food Policy, 120, 102481.

Geographic areas

Germany Spain Poland

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2024-05-31
Modified date
2024-06-05
Issued date
2023-10-01
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food, Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/6593ab00-c105-478e-9873-138d43882c94
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