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Environmental policies for agricultural pollution control.

Book cover for Environmental policies for agricultural pollution control.


This book provides a review and guide to environmental policy options for the control of agricultural pollution (particularly water pollution) and the economic, administrative and political merits of such policies. The principal focus is on the developed world, particularly North America and Europe. The book covers: the issues concerning agriculture and water quality; the voluntary and indirect ap...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Agriculture and water quality: the issues.

This chapter provides an overview of the issues concerning the impacts of agricultural pollutants on water quality. Among the issues discussed are nutrient pollution; pesticide residues; sedimentation and turbidity; mineral damage; pathogen damage; and on-farm versus off-farm environmental impacts. Options for reducing agricultural pollution are then discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Environmental instruments for agriculture. Author(s): Horan, R. D. Shortle, J. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 67) Voluntary and indirect approaches for reducing externalities and satisfying multiple objectives. Author(s): Horan, R. D. Ribaudo, M. Abler, D. G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 85) Estimating benefits and costs of pollution control policies. Author(s): Ribaudo, M. Shortle, J. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 123) Non-point source pollution control policy in the USA. Author(s): Ribaudo, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 151) Policy on agricultural pollution in the European Union. Author(s): Hanley, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 163) Decomposing the effects of trade on the environment. Author(s): Abler, D. G. Shortle, J. S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 0851993990
  • Record Number
  • 20013143235