FACTORS AFFECTING THE FOREST PLANTATIONS ESTABLISHMENT IN THE FRAME OF THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY
The enactment of measures concerning the afforestation of agricultural land (Regulation (EC) No 2080/92) was part of the accompanying measures for the CAP reform of 1992. Regulation (EC) No 2080/92 provided the opportunity for a significant number of agricultural areas to be withdrawn from food production and to be used for the wood production. The evaluation research for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 2080/92 took place in the prefecture of Pella, Northem Greece. Data was collected with a questionnaire and analysed using logistic and multinomial logistic regression statistical models. The main conclusions of this paper are that the factors and characteristics which differ in relation to the type of forest plantation selected are the following: age, sex, seminar attendance, proximity of forest plantations to a community forest and the size of the forest plantation.