This report details the findings of task 4.2, ‘Farmer priorities and preferences for ecosystem services (ES) in relation to permanent grassland (PG)’, funded in the Horizon 2020 SUPER-G project.
The objective of Task 4.2 was to assess farmers’ preferences and priorities regarding the adoption of sustainable PG systems. It aimed to address the following research objectives:
- To understand current PG management practices across case study countries (including recent and planned changes).
- To identify opportunities/risks for ecosystem service (ES) provision.
- To gain an understanding of drivers/barriers which led to or prevented farmers making changes in their current PG management practices.
Interview methodology was used to investigate how land management behaviours of PG farmers vary between different farming intensity types, biogeographic zones, within different national contexts, and over time. Reasons were explored using qualitative methodologies and assessed at larger scale using quantitative methodologies. Interviews were conducted in the Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
You can read the full report here.