Cost-benefit analysis of abatement measures for nutrient emission from agriculture

Hilde Wustenberghs, Steven Broekx, Kor Van Hoof, Dakerlia Claeys, Tom D'Heygere, Joost D'Hooghe, Rein Dessers

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    Abstract

    In intensive animal husbandry areas surface water N and P concentrations often remain too high. The Water Framework Directive calls for additional nutrient emission abatement measures. Therefore, costs and benefits for possible agricul-tural measures in Flanders were first analysed in terms of soil balance surplus. Finally, abatement measures for agriculture, households and industry were set off against each other and ranked accor-ding to their cost-efficiency by the Environmental Costing Model. Increased dairy cattle efficiency, winter cover crops and increased pig feed efficiency turn out very cost efficient. Other agricultural measures are less cost efficient than for instance collective treatment for households and industry.
    Translated title of the contributionKosten-baten analyse van reductiemaatregelen voor nutriëntenemissie uit de landbouw
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 26-Aug-2008
    Event12th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (2008) - Gent, Belgium
    Duration: 26-Aug-200829-Aug-2008

    Conference

    Conference12th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (2008)
    Abbreviated titleEAAE2008
    CountryBelgium
    CityGent
    Period26/08/0829/08/08

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