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Modelling the Impact of Policies to Reduce Environmental Impacts in the New Zealand Dairy Sector

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  • Anna Strutt

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    (University of Waikato)

  • Allan N. Rae

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    (Massey University)

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Agriculture remains a major sector of the New Zealand economy, with the vast majority of farm and food production exported. The accelerating intensification of farming in New Zealand over recent decades raises concern over the current sustainability of New Zealand farming, and whether it can remain so in the future. In this study, we focus on the impacts of policies to reduce environmental impacts of dairy farming, with a particular focus on nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. We use a modified version of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and database, with improved specification of the agricultural sector and land-use. We augment the model with environmental indicators for New Zealand, including nitrogen balances and GHG emissions.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 11/04.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 28 Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:wai:econwp:11/04

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Keywords: global CGE model; dairy production; environmental impacts; environmental policy;

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  1. Anastasiadis, Simon & Kerr, Suzi, 2012. "Mitigation and Heterogeneity in Management Practices on New Zealand Dairy Farms," 2012 Conference, August 31, 2012, Nelson, New Zealand 136039, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  2. Daigneault, Adam J. & Greenhalgh, Suzie & Samarasinghe, Oshadhi, 2011. "Estimated Impacts of New Zealand Agriculture Climate Policy: A Tale of Two Catchments," 2011 Conference, August 25-26, 2011, Nelson, New Zealand 115352, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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