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Abatement costs for agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus loads: a case study of South-Western Finland

Helin, Janne; Laukkanen, Marita and Koikkalainen, Kauko (2006) Abatement costs for agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus loads: a case study of South-Western Finland. MTT Discussion Papers, no. 8. MTT Agrifood Research Finland.

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Summary

Designing efficient agri-environmental policies for agricultural nutrient load reductions calls for information on the costs of emission reduction measures. This study develops an empirical framework for estimating abatement costs for nutrient loading from agricultural land. Nitrogen abatement costs and the phosphorus load reductions associated with nitrogen abatement are derived for crop farming in southern Finland. The model is used to evaluate the effect of the Common Agricultural Policy reform currently underway on nutrient abatement costs. Results indicate that an efficiency designed policy aimed at a 50 % reducton in agricultural nitrogen load would cost 25 to 28 million euro, or 1995 to 2197 euro per farm.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:water pollution, agriculture, abatement, nitrogen, phosphorus, nutrient load
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english/publications/dp/2006/DP2006_8.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:11137
Deposited On:13 Aug 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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