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Environmental indicators and agricultural policy.

Book cover for Environmental indicators and agricultural policy.


The book contains edited and revised versions of 16 selected papers presented at the workshop 'Towards operationalization of the effects of CAP on environment, landscape and nature: exploration of indicator needs' held in Wageningen in April 1997. It reviews, from a European perspective, the theoretical development and use of indicators in the assessment of the environmental impact of agricultural...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 263)

Attitudinal and institutional indicators for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter proposes a set of institutional and attitudinal indicators to gauge progress in the reorientation of agriculture towards sustainability. It begins by first looking at the recent vogue for quantitative environmental indicators and by considering their shortcomings as instruments of policy analysis.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Environmental indicators and agricultural policy. Author(s): Brouwer, F. Crabtree, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Theoretical considerations in the development of environmental indicators. Author(s): Romstad, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Environmental indicators for agriculture: overview in OECD countries. Author(s): Parris, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Agricultural sector pressure indicators in the European Union. Author(s): Jesinghaus, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) Agri-environmental indicators in the European Union: policy requirements and data availability. Author(s): Brouwer, F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Establishing targets to assess agricultural impacts on European landscapes. Author(s): Wascher, D. M. Múgica, M. Gulinck, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 89) Measuring the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity. Author(s): Tucker, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Nature quality indicators in agriculture. Author(s): Wenum, J. van Buys, J. Wossink, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 121) Indicators for high nature value farming systems in Europe. Author(s): Baldock, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 137) Agri-environmental indicators for extensive land-use systems in the Iberian Peninsula. Author(s): Peco, B. Malo, J. E. Oñate, J. J. Suárez, F. Sumpsi, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 157) Towards environmental pressure indicators for pesticide impacts. Author(s): Oskam, A. Vijftigschild, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 177) Site-specific water-quality indicators in Germany. Author(s): Dabbert, S. Kilian, B. Sprenger, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 193) Nutrient balances and the implementation of agricultural policy measures in Finland. Author(s): Pirttijärvi, R. Rekolainen, S. Grönroos, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 211) Sustainability indicators for multiple land use in the uplands. Author(s): Crabtree, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 229) Implementation of environmental indicators in policy information systems in Germany. Author(s): Meudt, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 247) Criteria and indicators: experience in the forestry sector. Author(s): Rametsteiner, E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 279) Discussion and conclusions. Author(s): Crabtree, B. Brouwer, F.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 1999
  • ISBN
  • 0851992897
  • Record Number
  • 20073012929