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A Modelling Approach for Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policies at Sector Level

Schader, C.; Sanders, J.; Nemecek, T; Lampkin, N. H. and Stolze, M. (2008) A Modelling Approach for Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policies at Sector Level. Yearbook of Socioeconomics in Agriculture , 2008, pp. 93-132.

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Summary

This paper presents a new approach to evaluate the cost effectiveness of agri-environmental policies at sector level. Policy uptake, cumulative environmental effects and public expenditure are identified as the main determinants of cost-effectiveness. On the basis of the sector-consistent, comparative-static, farm group model FARMIS, the determinants of policy cost-effectiveness at sector level are addressed. Firstly, intensity levels for the FARMIS activities are defined in order to model uptake of agri-environmental policies with FARMIS, secondly, life-cycle assessment data is attached to these intensity levels to determine environmental effects of the policies and thirdly, public expenditure is calculated under consideration of transaction costs. This paper concludes delineating the strengths and limitations of the approach.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Positive mathematical programming, life-cycle assessment, organic farming, uptake rate, environmental indicators, economic efficiency, Sozioökonomie, CH FARMIS
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Farm Economics - BW
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics > Rural sociology
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Related Links:http://www.sagw.ch/agrarwirtschaft.html, http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/socio-economics.html
Deposited By: Schader, Dr. Christian
ID Code:20331
Deposited On:26 Jan 2012 10:19
Last Modified:26 Jan 2012 10:19
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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