Caraes C.1, Godfroy D. 2, Jouart A.2 and Newell Price J.P.3
1Chambre Régionale d’Agriculture de Normandie, France; 2Chambre Régionale d’Agriculture du Grand Est, France; 3 ADAS, United Kingdom
As part of the Horizon 2020 SUPER-G project, we carried out a survey of 50 grassland farmers in Lorraine and Normandy to assess their understanding and knowledge of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services define the goods and services that humans can derive from ecosystems, directly or indirectly, to ensure human well-being (food, water quality, landscapes, etc.) (Tibi et al., 2018). In general, livestock farmers understood the importance of the production ecosystem service as well as the environmental goods and services commonly mentioned in various communications and regulations, namely: carbon storage, water quality, biodiversity, and water flow regulation (Van den Pol-van Dasselaar et al., 2019). However, a main finding of the survey was that a significant proportion (88%) of the 50 farmers was not aware of the term ‘ecosystem services’.
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