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Development and application of a multi-attribute sustainability function for Dutch dairy farming systems


  • van Calker, K.J.
  • Berentsen, P.B.M.
  • Romero, C.
  • Giesen, G.W.J.
  • Huirne, R.B.M.


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  • van Calker, K.J. & Berentsen, P.B.M. & Romero, C. & Giesen, G.W.J. & Huirne, R.B.M., 2006. "Development and application of a multi-attribute sustainability function for Dutch dairy farming systems," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(4), pages 640-658, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:57:y:2006:i:4:p:640-658

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