Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 111948
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Title European Pesticide Tax Schemes in Comparison: An Analysis of Experiences and Developments
Description Policy measures are needed to reduce the risks associated with pesticides’ application in agriculture, resulting in more sustainable agricultural systems. Pesticide taxes can be an important tool in the toolkit of policy-makers and are of increasing importance in European agriculture. However, little is known about the effects of such tax solutions and their impacts on the environment, farmers, and human health. We aim to fill this gap and synthesize experiences made in the European countries that have introduced pesticide taxes, i.e., France, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-pesticide-tax.pdf
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Authors Thomas Böcker and Robert Finger, Sustainability 2016, 8, 378; doi:10.3390/su8040378
Countries France
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Pest control