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Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control

Edited By: JS Shortle and D Abler

224 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | May 2001 | #116720 | ISBN: 0851993990
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About this book

Environmental problems associated with the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and the disposal of wastes have become major polict issues in many countries. This book provides a review and guide to policy options and their economic, administrative and political merits.


"Explores the economic dimensions of designing and evaluating water pollution control policies for agriculture. The seven papers describe theoretical and empirical research on policy design, methods for policy evaluation, the policy experiences of various countries, and linkages between agricultural trade and the environment. The contributors consider whom strategies should target, how to induce changes in their behavior, and how to measure compliance."--SciTech Book News


Contents

Agriculture and water quality - the issues; environmental instrumentsfor agriculture; indirect approaches to water quality protection in agriculture; estimating benefits and costs of pollution control policies - theoretical and methodological issues; water quality issues and policies for agriculture in the US; water quality issues and policies for agriculture in Western Europe; decomposing the effects of trade on the environment. (Part contents).

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