Cost-benefit analysis of abatement measures for nutrient emission from agriculture
AbstractIn intensive animal husbandry areas surface water N and P concentrations often remain too high. The Water Framework Directive calls for additional nutrient emission abatement measures. Therefore, costs and benefits for possible agricultural measures in Flanders were first analysed in terms of soil balance surplus. Finally, abatement measures for agriculture, households and industry were set off against each other and ranked according to their cost-efficiency by the Environmental Costing Model. Increased dairy cattle efficiency, winter cover crops and increased pig feed efficiency turn out very cost efficient. Other agricultural measures are less cost efficient than for instance collective treatment for households and industry.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 44245.
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nitrogen and phosphorus abatement; surface water; cost efficiency; Environmental Economics and Policy; Livestock Production/Industries;
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- Claeys, Dakerlia & Lauwers, Ludwig H. & Marchand, Fleur L. & Van Meensel, Jef & Buysse, Jeroen & Van der Straeten, Bart & Van Huylenbroeck, Guido, 2008. "Derogation on the EU Nitrates Directive: does it make a difference?," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44436, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
- Johan Eyckmans & Erika Meynaerts & Sara Ochelen, 2004. "The Environmental Costing Model: a tool for more efficient environmental policymaking in Flanders," Energy, Transport and Environment Working Papers Series ete0405, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën, Energy, Transport and Environment.
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