An Integrated View of Environmental Problems of Agriculture

Clapham WB (1981). An Integrated View of Environmental Problems of Agriculture. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-051

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Abstract

The interactions between agriculture and the environment have emerged as important factors linking the concerns of the agriculturist, the economist, and the systems analyst. Recognition of their importance has led to the establishment of a task at IIASA to study the environmental problems of agriculture. This task has looked at environmental problems at the field level and at the regional and national levels. In addition, it has attempted to provide a framework which can allow the insights made at one level to become meaningful to others as well.

This paper summarizes the framework linking the field-level and regional/national-level phenomena. It outlines a mechanism for following the implications of public policy, farmers' decision-making, and environmental phenomena throughout the farming system and creating a unified qualitative picture of that system. It has already served as a useful organizing tool for other research done within the task (e.g. WP-79-79), and it is hoped that it will assist in other systems analyses of environmental problems of agriculture as well.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 21:51
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1710

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