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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 06.4 April 1995

Wasteland or Oasis? The use of set-aside by breeding and wintering birds

By - Andy Evans, Jeremy Wilson, John Grynderup Poulsen, Julianne Evans

Set-aside exists primarily to reduce over-production of the food crops it replaces and to permit reductions in the costs of agricultural price support in the European Union (EU) (Floyd 1992). In Britain, set-aside became a prominent feature of our farmland in autumn 1992, when wide-ranging reforms of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) meant that farmers would be compensated for cuts in the support price of cereals, oilseeds and protein crops only if they set aside at least 15% of their land area growing these crops.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist