Monitoring agriculture’s multifunctionality by means of integrated nation-wide accounting

Hilde Wustenberghs, Etienne Verhaegen, Ludwig Lauwers, Erik Mathijs

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Abstract

A framework for Economic and Environmental Accounts for Agriculture (EEAA) is presented, which extends conventional economic accounts for agriculture with environmental issues, valued in monetary terms. The sector’s private costs and benefits are integrated with external ’social’ ones, i.e. commodity goods and services with non-commodity ones, using existing tools for valuing non-market goods and services. As both positive and negative externalities are accounted for, the EEAA allow a better monitoring and evaluation of agriculture’s multifunctionality and enable impact analysis of policy instruments, not only on agricultural income, but also on societal welfare. The case of Belgium, with an intensive agriculture in a highly urbanised context is given.
Translated title of the contributionGeïntegreerde landbouw- en milieurekeningen als middel om de multifunctionaliteit van de landbouwsector op te volgen
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event90th EAAE Seminar (2004). Multi-functionality: a characteristic or an objective of agriculture? - Rennes, France
Duration: 28-Oct-200429-Oct-2004

Seminar

Seminar90th EAAE Seminar (2004). Multi-functionality: a characteristic or an objective of agriculture?
CountryFrance
CityRennes
Period28/10/0429/10/04

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