Economic Brief No. (EB-1) 6 pp

March 2006

Greening Income Support and Supporting Green

A multitude of design decisions influence the performance of voluntary conservation programs. This Economic Brief is one of a set of five exploring the implications of decisions policymakers and program managers must make about who is eligible to receive payments, how much can be received, for what action, and the means by which applicants are selected. In particular, this Brief focuses on potential tradeoffs in combining income support and environmental objectives in a single program.

Keywords: Conservation programs, conservation program design, land retirement, working lands, agri-environmental policy, Green payments, income support, conservation policy

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