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Cover for Environmental indicators and agricultural policy.

This chapter offers an introduction to the use of indicators in the evaluation of sectoral policy, focusing in particular on the use of environmental indicators in the context of agricultural policy. The organization of the book is then discussed.

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Theoretical considerations in the development of environmental indicators.

This chapter covers the quality aspects of indicators, the questions related to the optimal amount of information to be collected and processed, and the applicability of physical environmental indicators in agriculture, exemplified by farm-gate nutrient balances and ambient water quality.

Author(s)
Romstad, E.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental indicators for agriculture: overview in OECD countries.

This chapter provides an overview of OECD work on agri-environmental indicators. It emphasizes the need to evaluate the impact of policy measures, both harmful and beneficial, to the environment, landscape and biodiversity. Indicators should guide governments and other users in their efforts to...

Author(s)
Parris, K.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural sector pressure indicators in the European Union.

This chapter on agricultural sector pressure indicators in the EU, tries to build the bridge between environmental scientists and decision-makers. The overall objective of the chapter is to produce a tool that serves environmental policy in a way similar to that of the system of national accounts,...

Author(s)
Jesinghaus, J.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agri-environmental indicators in the European Union: policy requirements and data availability.

This chapter reviews policy requirements for agri-environmental indicators, and identifies data availability for making such indicators operational in the context of the EU. A distinction is made between data collected by international organizations (e.g. EEA, EUROSTAT, and OECD) and that provided...

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Establishing targets to assess agricultural impacts on European landscapes.

In this chapter, targets are established to assess agricultural impacts on European landscapes. A framework concept for landscape types is developed. A typology of European landscapes and standard methodologies allow landscape types to be characterized in a comparable manner. A number of conceptual ...

Author(s)
Wascher, D. M.; Múgica, M.; Gulinck, H.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity.

This chapter reviews the potential role and limitations of using indicators to measure the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity. General properties of good indicators are examined. Based on these properties, suitable indicators are identified for measuring pressures on biodiversity, the state of...

Author(s)
Tucker, G.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards environmental pressure indicators for pesticide impacts.

This chapter reviews environmental indicators used so far in the policy field of pesticide impacts. It is argued that risk aspects and the quantity of pesticides should both play a role in the identification of indicators. A principal component analysis is applied to derive a weighted indicator...

Author(s)
Oskam, A.; Vijftigschild, R.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Site-specific water-quality indicators in Germany.

This chapter demonstrates the use of a system of site-specific water quality indicators to support extension agents in Germany to evaluate the impact of farming practices on groundwater and surface water. It is argued that the transaction costs (e.g. costs for the provision of information,...

Author(s)
Dabbert, S.; Kilian, B.; Sprenger, S.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient balances and the implementation of agricultural policy measures in Finland.

This chapter presents nitrogen balance information relating to Finland, discusses the problems in using it for assessing environmental pressures from agriculture, and gives an overview of the expected environmental benefits of agri-environmental support in Finland. The chapter compares two...

Author(s)
Pirttijärvi, R.; Rekolainen, S.; Grönroos, J.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter