Environmental Indicators for Agriculture [electronic resource]: Concepts and Framework Volume 1 / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Corporate Author:
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Paris : OECD Publishing, 1999.
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- 48 p. : ill..
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- ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS -- ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS FOR AGRICULTURE -- I. INTRODUCTION -- II. POLICY CONTEXT -- III. A FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP INDICATORS -- 1. Context of framework -- 2. The Driving Force-State-Response framework: definitions and scope -- 3. Linkages between driving-force, state and response -- IV. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS -- 1. Policy relevance -- 2. Analytical soundness -- 3. Measurability -- 4. Level of aggregation -- V. INDICATORS TO ADDRESS AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES OF RELEVANCE TO POLICY MAKERS -- 1. Agricultural nutrient use -- 2. Agricultural pesticide use -- 3. Agricultural water use -- 4. Agricultural land use and conservation -- 5. Agricultural soil quality -- 6. Agriculture and water quality -- 7. Agricultural greenhouse gases -- 8. Agriculture and biodiversity -- 9. Agriculture and wildlife habitats -- 10. Agricultural landscape -- 11. Farm management -- 12. Farm financial resources -- 13. Socio-cultural issues in relation to agriculture -- VI. FUTURE WORK ON DEVELOPING OECD AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS -- 1. Conceptual and analytical issues -- 2. Data and measurability issues -- 3. Linkages in the Driving Force-State-Response framework -- 4. Concluding remarks -- BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Little quantitative information is available to assess the impacts, both harmful and beneficial, of agriculture on the environment and to measure how different policy measures affect the environment. To help fill these gaps, a major effort is underway in the OECD to develop a set of policy-relevant agri-environmental indicators. This first volume, of the series Environmental Indicators for Agriculture, outlines an analytical framework to further the analysis of agri-environmental linkages and sustainable agriculture. It describes the main environmental concepts in agriculture of relevance to OECD policy-makers and the indicators that need to be calculated: the use of nutrients, pesticides, and water; land conservation; water and soil quality; greenhouse gases; biodiversity; wildlife habitats; landscape; and environmental impacts related to farm management practices, the availability of farm financial resources, and rural socio-cultural issues.
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