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Less favoured area measure in the Netherlands: a welcome or negligible addition?

by Marleen Schouten, Aris Gaaff and Wim Heijman The Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) Directive (75/268) which was introduced in 1975, was the first common European instrument of regional agricultural structural policy. LFAs are areas where agriculture is hampered by permanent natural handicaps. The major objectives were to ensure the continuation of…