(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Landscapes of Intersecting Trade and Environmental Policies : Intensive Canadian and American Farmlands

published at : Pathways towards Local Scale Policy Integration in Agricultural Landscapes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CORRY R. (1) ;
(1) Landscape Architecture, Centre for Land & Water Stewardship, University of Guelph, Guelph, CANADA


Farming in Canada and the USA is dominated by row cropping concentrated in central regions. Using the Corn Belt of Iowa and the Lake Erie Lowlands of Ontario—sources of pollution affecting the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes—as exemplary regions, this paper provides a retrospective review of the landscape effects of policies and practices related to environmental stewardship and agricultural trade. Conservation policies and typical farm practices are described and compared for the two regions with an emphasis on lasting beneficial environmental outcomes. Connections among land cover changes, environmental consequences, and changes in environmental and trade policies and programs are considered along with future changes in farm management, trade liberalisation, and farm revenue sources. The paper concludes with prospective ideas of how policies and practices can maintain or enhance environmental benefits within intensively farmed landscapes as best approaches for agriculture.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no 2 [pp. 1-17]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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