Mechanism of Stimulating Ecological Initiatives in Agricultural Development: Application of the US Best Practice in Russia

Natalya V. Medyanik, Valeriya V. Bratkova, Irina S. Shtapova


This review article reflects on the tools of the mechanism of stimulating ecological initiatives in rural development of the United States, including servitude practices, financial and technical assistance, landscape planning and regional partnership. As part of servitude practices, the eponymous mechanism is implemented to give land and forest a conservation status in order to ensure the long-term productive use of agricultural land currently in production or production of ecosystem goods. Landscape planning in rural areas aimed at emergency and preventive protection of watersheds, as well as the rehabilitation of hydraulic structures. Regional Conservation Partnership Program involves the provision of technical assistance and investment of environmental initiatives on the part of owners and operators of agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands for conservation of natural resources at the regional level or in the catchment areas. The US best practice of state regulatory measures can be successfully adapted in Russia.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s5p133

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