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Economic, Environmental, and Health Tradeoffs in Agriculture : Pesticides and the Sustainability of Andean Potato Production - Charles C. Crissman

Economic, Environmental, and Health Tradeoffs in Agriculture

Pesticides and the Sustainability of Andean Potato Production

By: Charles C. Crissman (Editor), John M. Antle (Editor), Susan M. Capalbo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780792380566
Number Of Pages: 281

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Today the goal of designing highly productive, sustainable agricultural producĀ­ tion systems is at the forefront of the agricultural research agenda around the world. The key to designing sustainable agricultural production technologies is in understanding their economic, environmental, and human health impacts. This volume presents a methodology designed to quantify such impacts and to represent them as tradeoff's. We propose this tradeoff' methodology as an approach to accomplish two essential elements in achieving agricultural sustainability. First, the tradeoff's method is a key to the design of successful interdisciplinary research projects to assess sustainability of production systems. Second, the tradeoff's method provides a successful means to communicate research findings to policy makers and the public. To put this effort into perspective, we would like to explain its origins and reflect on its implications for conducting future research. In 1987, the Rockefeller Foundation commissioned a report that set out to ascertain why, in view ofthe extensive literatures on certain classes of agriculĀ­ tural pollution, there had been few if any attempts to incorporate pollution externalities into the rather voluminous literature on the assessment of agricultural research impacts (Antle and Capalbo, 1988; see also Antle, 1994).

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables
Introduction and Overview
Tradeoffs in Policy Analysis: Conceptual Foundations and Disciplinary Integration
Conceptual and Methodological Aspects of Assessing Pesticide Environmental Impact in Developing Areas
Conceptual and Methodological Aspects of Investigating the Health Impacts of Agricultural Pesticide Use in Developing Countries
The Case Study Site: Physical, Health, and Potato Farming Systems in Carchi Province
Economic Reforms and Changing Pesticide Policies in Ecuador and Colombia
Econometric and Simulation Modeling of the Carchi Potato Production System
Describing Pesticide Movement in Potato Production on Carchi Soils
Health Impacts of Pesticide Use in Carchi Farm Populations
The Role of Pesticides in Farm Productivity and Farmer Health
Integrated Simulation Model and Analysis of Economic, Environmental, and Health Tradeoffs in the Carchi Potato-Pasture Production System
About the Authors
About the Mathematical Symbols Used in This Book
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792380566
ISBN-10: 0792380568
Series: Kluwer International Series on Advances in Database Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 30th November 1997
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62