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Controlling Mineral Emissions in European Agriculture: Economics, Policies and the Environment

Edited By: E Romstad, J Simonsen and A Vatn

292 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jun 1997 | #67034 | ISBN: 0851991823
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Presents an analysis of the economics and policy options related to nonpoint-source pollution in European agriculture.

"The impact of mineral emissions from agriculture, nitrogen in particular, on soil and water quality and global climate is stimulating the consideration and development of policies to control emissions. Although the focus of the book is on western Europe, the subject is of keen interest to those of us in North America and other parts of the world as well. . . . This volume is an ambitious effort to draw on analyses from diverse disciplines to investigate the impacts of various policy options. Authors include economists, sociologists, soil scientists, and policy analysts. . . . This book may appeal to several audiences. Scientists interested in the analysis of economic instruments and those interested in the interface between social and natural sciences may find chapters in the book that simulate their thinking. However, the primary audience should be those interested in the development of appropriate agricultural policies."--Soil Science


Nitrogen flows at farm level across EU agriculture; the anthropogenic nitrogen cycle in Norway; the decomposition approach - spatially differentiated analysis and implementation of environment strategies; the moral authority of regulation - the case of agricultural pollution; implementation and efficiency of countermeasures against diffuse nitrogen and phosphorus input into ground and surface waters from agriculture; regulation of mineral emissions under asymmetric information; applying land use permits for the control of mineral emissions from agriculture; an incentive-based policy for nutrient removal after emission; impacts of agri-environmental policy measures on nitrogen emissions from agriculture; agricultural use of sewage sludge and municipal waste and the environment; governmental policy options for decreasing N and P2O5 losses on Dutch dairy farms; effects of policy measures regarding the manure problem and pig production structure in Flanders; the manure policy process in the Netherlands - coping with the aftermath of the neo-corporatist arrangement in agriculture; eco-eco modelling - the case of nitrogen; policy implications of conflict and consitency between nitrogen leaching and other environmental impacts of Swedish agriculture; ecological and socioeconomic consequences of the EU reform policy after 1996 in North-East Germany.

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