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To reduce agricultural over production and the associated costs, the EU introduced certain agropolitical regulations. One of these is the temporary set-aside arable land programme. This supports the reduction of arable land for five years in an attempt to reduce excessive production. This study examines by means of remote sensing, the justification of funding for the programme. Simultaneous mapping of the entire area of interest is performed, and a geographic database is established to help manage the different spatial and descriptive data necessary for long-term monitoring of the set-aside parcels.

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Authors: JÜRGENS C, University of Trier, Department of Geography (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15143 EN (1993) 142 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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