Deliberately unused farm fields

Other Names:
Undeveloped farming land
Undiversified agricultural land use
Underutilization of cropland

[Industrialized countries] Farmers in many EEC/EU countries are paid to take land out of production because of agricultural surpluses. In the UK in 1993, farmers were paid £840 million in state aid for growing no crops. Up to 1.5 million acres is expected to be taken out of production by 1996.


Narrower Problems:
Unstable shifting agriculture
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Land type/useAgricultureFarmingCultivationResource utilizationDevelopment
Date of last update
25.06.2018 – 12:56 CEST