Due to the limited space and increasingly scarce resources, it is necessary to integrally address issues . From a spatial point of view it is useful to determine which function combinations in rural areas contribute to social services and where these function combinations can be deployed most effectively to achieve policy goals. Due to the scarcity of financial resources there is more emphasis on the economic interest of the activities and management by individuals and farmers.
This literature and desk study carried out by several institutes of Wageningen UR aims to understand:
- the driving forces behind function combinations on farmland
- the conditions under which farmers are willing to combine functions
- a spatial image of function combinations and how supply and demand are interrelated
- the stimulating role of government in function combinations