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Cover for How to make Conservation Agriculture EverGreen.

This chapter discusses the role of trees in conservation agriculture (CA) systems and highlights examples of promising EverGreen Conservation Agriculture (ECA) models. The reviews the experiences of developing and applying ECA models that are tuned to the specific contexts of farming in Zambia,...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantifying agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and identifying cost-effective mitigation measures.

The chapter provides a brief explanation of how and why GHG emissions arise in agricultural supply chains, describes the methods available for estimating emissions - both on the farm and beyond the farm gate - and summarizes existing studies of GHG emissions in food supply chains. It then explains...

Author(s)
MacLeod, M.; Eory, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introduction presents a brief overview of agricultural standards and compliance costs in developed countries and outlines the modelling framework used in the book to assess the competitiveness and trade effects of standards. The organization of the book is then described.

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Fox, G.; Jongeneel, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling and the generation of information.

Models have been increasingly used in animal disease control policy in recent years, at both national and individual herd levels. This chapter reviews the strengths and weaknesses of some of these modeling techniques (epidemiological models, livestock databases, and risk models), assesses the...

Author(s)
James, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931940)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policy reform and US agricultural adjustment capacity.

This chapter develops a US macro-micro model that reflects diversity in the exposure of producers to the effects of global trade policy reform, and in their capacity to adjust to market changes. The macro model is used to simulate the aggregate effects of a stylized scenario of global agricultural...

Author(s)
Burfisher, M. E.; Hanson, K.; Hopkins, J.; Somwaru, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management policy interventions with a village general equilibrium model.

This chapter demonstrates how a village bioeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model can be used to evaluate the impacts of alternative natural resource management (NRM) policy interventions. In particular, the welfare and environmental impacts of input and output taxes and subsidies for...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Lofgren, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The arable crops regime and the use of pesticides.

The impacts of the arable crop regime on pesticide use within the EU are assessed and the potential implications of policy change for environmental quality are discussed. Following an introduction, sections cover: agricultural support and pesticide usage; applied theory - overview of the...

Author(s)
Falconer, K.; Oskam, A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993546)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for Implementation of environmental indicators in policy information systems in Germany.

This chapter describes briefly the methodological basis and structure of the Regionalized Agricultural and Environmental Modelling System (RAUMIS) for Germany, and includes detailed information on the environmental component of the model. Results are presented and discussed regarding an application ...

Author(s)
Meudt, M.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter

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