• Lene Holm-Christiansen
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • Anders Rahbek Jensen
In April 2013 Natur og Landbrugskommissionen published the paper ”Natur og Landbrug – en ny start” to the government containing recommendations, in which some of them origin from the idea of giving the Danish nature a significant upraise, and also the wish of providing a basis for a new development and growth of the agricultural industry. The purpose of this study is to clarify the specific recommendation; no. 34- better land consolidation, concerning exemption of the registration fees in connection with the land consolidation. This is done to promote the interest of the agriculture for a better land allocation. Furthermore, the purpose to set up specific suggestions, to how the purpose with the recommendation can be implemented.
The study is divided into two parts where the initial problem statement is answered in part 1. It is answered using a critical analysis of the recommendation, which among other things establish status and the effect of an implementation. In addition to that a general analysis was made of the land consolidation, for instance why there are not currently performed land consolidations, the earlier financial regulations, and also which benefits are connected with this. The analysis is made by empirical studies, among these conductions of interviews, a focus group consisting of experts in this area and also a questionnaire survey amongst the agricultural associations of the country. The conclusion to be drawn is that there is no one working on an implementation of the recommendation no. 34- better land consolidation. It is estimated that a removal of the registration fee would have a positive effect on the land consolidations, but it will not contribute to an essential increase of the quantity by itself. Benefits are associated with a better land allocation, both for the actual agriculture but also by societal divert benefits, for instance the improvement of the natural and environmental conditions.
In part 2 it is analyzed which initiatives can promote the land allocations and consolidations. There are three different co-ordinate approaches; “Process”, “Economy” and “New incentives and approaches”. The analyses are based on the former mentioned empirical studies and also a case study of a thorough land consolidation at Hjerpsted. Each of the three analyses demonstrates useful tools to the promotion of the land consolidation. They, individually or combined, form a basis of three concrete suggestions for implementation of the purpose with recommendation no. 34- better land consolidation.
Publication date10 Jun 2015
Number of pages133


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