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, Tom Huysmans, Ludwig Lauwers, Erika Meynaerts, Peter Vercaemst

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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 nutrientenemissie uit de landbouw
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventXIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists - Gent, Belgium
Duration: 26-Aug-200829-Aug-2008
http://www.meetings.be/EAAE2008

Conference

ConferenceXIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists
CountryBelgium
CityGent
Period26/08/0829/08/08
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