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Measuring the Value of Rural Landscape in Support of Preservation Policies
Autori/Curatori: Ruggiero Sardaro, Vincenzo Fucilli, Claudio Acciani 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  14 P. 125-138 Dimensione file:  201 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2015-002005
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The study focuses on the ancient olive tree landscape in Apulia, Italy, a regional symbol of historical, cultural and economic importance. Because of the recent crisis caused by rising farm costs, farmers are replacing ancient olive trees with more remunerative crops. After verifying the economic unsustainability of both a regional law (2006) that forbids the eradication of ancient olive trees and a EU subsidy, we assess the value of the benefits furnished by the rural landscape through the contingent valuation method. The results reveal a significant value of landscape benefits, suggesting taxation strategies for an effective preservation policy.

Lo studio concerne il paesaggio agrario degli ulivi monumentali di Puglia, in Italia, simbolo regionale di notevole importanza storica, culturale ed economica. A causa della recente crisi causata dall’incremento dei costi aziendali, gli olivicoltori locali stanno sostituendo tali piante con colture piu remunerative. Verificata l’insostenibilita economica di una legge regionale (2006) che ne vieta l’estirpazione, nonche degli aiuti comunitari previsti, gli autori stimano i servizi erogati da tale paesaggio rurale attraverso una valutazione contingente. I risultati mostrano un considerevole valore dei benefici generati, suggerendo la possibilita di ricorrere a forme di tassazione per un’efficace politica di tutela.
Keywords: Paesaggio rurale; valutazione contingente; politiche di tutela.
Jel Code: C34, C51, Q15.

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Ruggiero Sardaro, Vincenzo Fucilli, Claudio Acciani, La stima del valore del paesaggio rurale quale strumento a supporto delle politiche di conservazione in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 2/2015, pp. 125-138, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2015-002005


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