|OSCAR Case Studies
Three regional case studies were undertaken covering a diversity
of the Regional Variation Categories developed during the project. The following criteria
were used to select those broad regions:
Each contained 'hotspots' where there were
issues in relation to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation.
Previous studies had been undertaken in
the region which could be drawn upon.
Each could be covered within the resources
available for the project.
The three broad areas chosen are summarised
below, with more precise areas for detailed study beijng identified durring the project.
Further details can be found in the OSCAR Case Study leaflet .
|Approx. 501,000 ha of which 20% is National
Nature Reserve; includes 13 Special Areas of Conservation & 6 Special Protection
Areas; upland and lowland farming: livestock and arable cropping; includes some Less
Favoured Area of grazed moorland; variable soil types including deep peats &
waterlogged soils; high rainfall; number of farms: 2,300.
|Approx. 4.5 million ha including 245,000 ha
irrigated and 1.3 million ha of forestry; predominantly clay soils; main farming systems:
crops, meat, vineyards, milk; number of farms: 48,000.
|Lower Silesia Province,
|Approx. 2 million ha; lowland area with
glacial elements includes 2 national parks and 12 landscape parks, forests; high rainfall;
fertile soils; farming systems: cereals, potatoes, sugar beet; number of farms: 107,000.
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