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Natural resource management in agriculture: methods for assessing economic and environmental impacts.

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This book examines methodological difficulties and presents practical methods that can be used in the assessment of the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management (NRM) in agriculture. Following an introduction, part II (chapters 2-5) examines the valuation of ecosystem services and the measurement of biophysical indicators of NRM impacts. Part III (chapters 6-8) introduces ...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 75)

Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn from recent literature and case studies from watersheds in the semiarid tropics. Future research needs for developing more effective and measurable indicators of water quantity and quality for the purpose of monitoring the biophysical impacts of technological and resource management interventions are highlighted.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Assessing the impacts of natural resource management interventions in agriculture: concepts, issues and challenges. Author(s): Freeman, H. A. Shiferaw, B. Swinton, S. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Valuation methods and approaches for assessing natural resource management impacts. Author(s): Shiferaw, B. Freeman, H. A. Navrud, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 53) Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in soil quality. Author(s): Pathak, P. Sahrawat, K. L. Rego, T. J. Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 97) Biophysical indicators of agro-ecosystem services and methods for monitoring the impacts of NRM technologies at different scales. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Piara Singh Dwivedi, R. S. Navalgund, R. R. Ramakrishna, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 127) Econometric methods for measuring natural resource management impacts: theoretical issues and illustrations from Uganda. Author(s): Pender, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 155) Assessing economic impacts of natural resource management using economic surplus. Author(s): Swinton, S. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 175) Bioeconomic modelling for natural resource management impact assessment. Author(s): Holden, S. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 199) Valuing soil fertility change: selected methods and case studies. Author(s): Drechsel, P. Giordano, M. Enters, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 223) Evaluating the impacts of watershed management projects: a practical econometric approach. Author(s): Kerr, J. M. Chung, K. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 245) Assessing economic and environmental impacts of NRM technologies: an empirical application using the economic surplus approach. Author(s): Bantilan, M. C. S. Anupama, K. V. Joshi, P. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 269) Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach. Author(s): Shiferaw, B. Holden, S. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 295) Assessing the impacts of natural resource management policy interventions with a village general equilibrium model. Author(s): Holden, S. T. Lofgren, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 321) The concept of integrated natural resource management (INRM) and its implications for developing evaluation methods. Author(s): Douthwaite, B. Ekboir, J. M. Twomlow, S. J. Keatinge, J. D. H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 341) NRM impact assessment in the CGIAR: meeting the challenge and implications for CGIAR centres. Author(s): Kelley, T. G. Gregersen, H. M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 361) Towards comprehensive approaches in assessing NRM impacts: what we know and what we need to know. Author(s): Swinton, S. M. Shiferaw, B. Freeman, H. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad - 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998282
  • Record Number
  • 20043206501