Ecosystem services from Environmental Stewardship that benefit agricultural production.
Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 102.
Ecosystem services are defined as the benefits society gets from the natural environment. These include cultural services such as the conservation of biodiversity and people‘s enjoyment of the countryside, regulating services, such as flood protection, clean air and water and provisioning services such as the production of food, timber and other resources. Many of these services are provided by agricultural land. Farmers are rewarded for the provisioning services by the market, but Environmental Stewardship (ES) is a major source of funding that helps farmers maintain and enhance the cultural and regulatory services that their land provides.
Author(s): Food and Environment Research Agency
Journal: Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 102.