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Forest owners for a sustainable land use policy

Forestry covers almost as much land as agriculture – but only 3% of the CAP budget is earmarked for forests. One would think that this imbalance would make forest owners long-standing critics of the CAP. Not so. For one thing, many forests are owned by the government, and governments won’t lobby against their own policy. More importantly, many forest owners also happen to be farmers, and the more powerful agricultural lobby has managed excessively well to subdue its smaller sibling in this close relationship.

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Report on Implementation of Forestry Measures under the Rural Development Regulation 1698/2005 for the Period 2007-2013

European Commission, 2009

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Study on the Development and Marketing of Non-Market Forest Products and Services

EFIMED et al., 2008

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