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Muñoz-Ulecia E. - Autor (correspondencia)
Bernués A. - Autor o Coautor
Martin-Collado D. - Autor o Coautor
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People’s attitudes towards the agrifood system influence the value of ecosystem services of mountain agroecosystems

Publicado en:Plos One. 17 (5 May): e0267799- - 2022-05-01 17(5 May), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267799

Muñoz-Ulecia E.; Bernués A.; Martin-Collado D.;


Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón - Entidad de origen
Ciencia Animal. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón - Autor o Coautor
Complutense Inst Int Studies ICEI, Finca Mas Ferre, Edif A Campus Somosaguas, Madrid, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Complutense Institute for International Studies (ICEI) - Autor o Coautor
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova - Autor o Coautor
Inst Marine Res, CSIC, Vigo, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Univ Complutense Madrid, Dept Psychobiol & Behav Sci Methods, Madrid, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Univ Padua, Dept Agron Food Nat Resources Anim & Environm DAF, Padua, Italy - Autor o Coautor
Univ Zaragoz, Unidad Prod & Sanidad Anim, Ctr Invest & Tecnol Agroalimentaria Aragon CITA, Inst Agroalimentario Aragon IA2,CITA, Zaragoza, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Autor o Coautor
Universidad Complutense de Madrid , CSIC - Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM) - Autor o Coautor
Universidad de Zaragoza - Autor o Coautor
Universitá degli Studi di Padova - Autor o Coautor
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Resúmen: Studies covering the social valuation of ecosystem services (ES) are increasingly incorporating people’s attitudes, which allows social heterogeneity to be identified. This is especially relevant in mountain areas, where diverse complex interactions occur among the environment, the socioeconomic system, and a wide variety of farming practices. In this context, we aimed to: (i) identify the attitudinal dimensions that build people views about the agrifood system; and (ii) analyse how these attitudinal dimensions influence the value given to ES delivered by mountain agroecosystems of two European countries. We conducted a survey with a sample of 1008 individuals evenly distributed in the Italian Alps and Spanish Mediterranean mountain areas to collect information on people’s attitudes toward: (i) the economy and the environment; (ii) rural development and agricultural intensification; (iii) food quality, production, and consumption; and (iv) agricultural and environmental policies. The survey included a choice experiment to assess the value that individuals attach to the most relevant ES provided by mountain agroecosystems in these areas (i.e., landscape, biodiversity, quality local products, wildfires prevention and water quality). The results showed four common attitudinal dimensions, namely Economy over environment, Mass-Market distribution reliability, Agricultural productivism, and Environmentalism and rural lifestyle. These attitudinal dimensions resulted in six groups of respondents. Most groups positively valued an increase in the delivery of all the analysed ES, which suggests that agricultural policies which aim to promote ES are likely to receive social support in the study areas. However, the differing attitudinal dimensions underlying people’s preferences may result in disagreements about the steps to be taken to achieve the desired increase in ES delivery.

Palabras clave: abandonment; biodiversity; challenges; choice; conservation; dairy systems; environmental attitudes; indicators; valuation; Willingness-to-pay

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