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Cover for Natural resource management in agriculture: methods for assessing economic and environmental impacts.

This book examines methodological difficulties and presents practical methods that can be used in the assessment of the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management (NRM) in agriculture. Following an introduction, part II (chapters 2-5) examines the valuation of ecosystem...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Freeman, H. A.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Valuation methods and approaches for assessing natural resource management impacts.

This chapter provides an overview of the valuation methods and methodological approaches used to evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management (NRM) interventions. First, the multiple agro-ecosystem services associated with NRM are summarized. The core issues...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Freeman, H. A.; Navrud, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management interventions in agriculture: concepts, issues and challenges.

This chapter identifies key issues involved in assessing the impacts of natural resource management (NRM) interventions in agriculture. Such interventions include adoption of changed NRM practices arising from investments in research and outreach that are implemented through NRM projects,...

Author(s)
Freeman, H. A.; Shiferaw, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Padmaja, K. V.; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bioeconomic modelling for natural resource management impact assessment.

This chapter discusses various bioeconomic modelling approaches and methods that can be used to simultaneously evaluate the economic and environmental (sustainability) impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies (in agriculture) in the rural areas of developing countries. A...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluating the impacts of watershed management projects: a practical econometric approach.

This chapter first reviews some distinctive characteristics of watershed development that have implications for impact assessment. Approaches for econometric evaluation of watershed projects are then presented, followed by an Indian case study (the IFPRI-NCAP watershed evaluation study) with its...

Author(s)
Kerr, J. M.; Chung, K. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
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 Assessing economic and environmental impacts of NRM technologies: an empirical application using the economic surplus approach.

This chapter addresses methodological and empirical complexities in assessing the economic and environmental impacts of crop and resource management research through a case study of groundnut production technology (GNPT) in central India. The GNPT package is described. Data was collected from 355...

Author(s)
Bantilan, M. C. S.; Anupama, K. V.; Joshi, P. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter

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