Less Favoured Areas

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Title
Less Favoured Areas
Alternate title
LFA
Date ( Creation )
Identifier
www.gov.scot / SG_LessFavouredAreas

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Abstract
In recognition of the different physical and socio-economic characteristics across the regions, the European Union introduced the Less Favoured Area (LFA) designation to support farming where production conditions are difficult. The criteria for LFA designation were first established in European legislation in 1975 (Directive 75/268 EEC and accompanying measures). There are 3 types of LFA's; all in Scotland fall into the category of simple LFA's marked by poor soils and low agricultural income. Scotland's LFA's are defined by: (i) The presence of poor land of poor productivity, which is difficult to cultivate and with a limited potential which cannot be increased except at excessive cost, and which is mainly suitable for extensive livestock farming. (ii) lower than average production, compared to the main indices of economic performance in agriculture. (iii) a low or dwindling population predominantly dependent on agricultural activity, the accelerated decline of which could cause rural depopulation

Publisher

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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
IPSV - Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary version 2
  • Agricultural LandCommon Agricultural Policy
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Other constraints
No limitations on public access
Use limitation
Open Government Licence
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used to acknowledge the source of the information: Copyright Scottish Government, contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (insert year)
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Denominator
50000
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Topic category
  • Farming
  • Environment
Geographic identifier
GB-SCT

Title
ISO 3166-2
Date ( Revision )

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Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.4

Distribution format
  • WMS ( 1.3.0 )

  • WFS ( 2.0.0 )

  • ESRI REST ( 1.0 )

  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

dataset
Statement
LFA dataset was digitised in 1997. The creation details are not known.

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
f4e358c1-df06-4107-bfd2-03f7581ecb07 metadataInXML
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

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