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This book is the first comprehensive study to review and take stock in OECD countries of progress in developing indicators to measure the environmental performance of agriculture. Using standard indicator definitions and methods of calculation, the book provides results of the state and trends of environmental conditions in agriculture; interprets trends and highlights linkages between indicators; and, outlines the limitations and key challenges for their future development.
Table of contents:
-Executive Summary -Highlights -Background: Objectives and Scope of the Report Part I. Agriculture in the Broader Economic, Socail, and Environmental Context -Chapter 1. Contextual Information and Indicators -Chapter 2. Farm Financial Resources Part II. Farm Management and the Environment -Chapter 1. Farm Management Part III. Use of Farm Imports and Natrual Resources -Chapter 1. Nutrient Use -Chapter 2. Pesticide use and Risks -Chapter 3.Water Use Part IV. Environmental Impacts of Agriculture -Chapter 1. Soil Quality -Chapter 2. Water Quality -Chapter 3. Land Conservation -Chapter 4. Greenhouse Gases -Chapter 5. Biodiversity -Chapter 6. Wildlife Habitats -Chapter 7. Landscape