OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

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Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

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Author(s):
David Pannell1, Anna Roberts2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Western Australia, Australia

  • 2: Natural Decisions Pty Ltd, Australia

01 June 2015
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No.:
80
Pages:
28
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5js08hx1btlw-en

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Agriculture is a provider of commodities such as food, feed, fibre and fuel and, it can also bring both positive and negative impacts on the environment such as biodiversity, water and soil quality. These environmental externalities from agricultural activities may also have characteristics of non-rivalry and non-excludability. When they have these characteristics, they can be defined as agri-environmental public goods. Agri-environmental public goods need not necessarily be desirable; that is, they may cause harm and can be defined as agri-environmental public bads. Public Goods and Externalities: Agri-environmental Policy Measures in Australia aims to improve the understanding of best policy measures to provide agri-environmental public goods and reduce agri-environmental public bads by looking at the experience of Australia. This report provides information to contribute to policy design addressing the provision of agri-environmental public goods including the reduction of agri-environmental public bads. It is one of the five country case studies (Australia, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States), which provide inputs into the main OECD book, Public goods and externalities: Agri-environmental policy measures in selected OECD countries.
Keywords:
Australia, agri-environmental policies, externalities, public goods
JEL Classification:
  • Q52: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Pollution Control Adoption and Costs ; Distributional Effects ; Employment Effects
  • Q53: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Air Pollution ; Water Pollution ; Noise ; Hazardous Waste ; Solid Waste ; Recycling
  • Q54: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Climate ; Natural Disasters and Their Management ; Global Warming
  • Q55: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Technological Innovation
  • Q56: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Environment and Development ; Environment and Trade ; Sustainability ; Environmental Accounts and Accounting ; Environmental Equity ; Population Growth
  • Q57: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services ; Biodiversity Conservation ; Bioeconomics ; Industrial Ecology
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy
 
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