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Economics of new technologies for sustainable agriculture

Economics of new technologies for sustainable agriculture Sustainable agriculture is prescribed as a policy approach that maximizes economic benefits while maintaining environmental quality. It is argued that this approach is human capital–intensive and encourages new scientific developments. To attain sustainability, economic incentives for the development and adoption of precision technologies (with minimal residues that cause environmental damage) have to be developed. Taxation and tradeable permits are desirable policies to attain first–best solutions; however, when heterogeneity and lack–of–information problems are significant, alternative institutions have to be developed. The paper presents and discusses such institutions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Australian Journal of Agricultural Resource Economics Wiley

Economics of new technologies for sustainable agriculture

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1364-985X
eISSN
1467-8489
DOI
10.1111/1467-8489.00004
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Abstract

Sustainable agriculture is prescribed as a policy approach that maximizes economic benefits while maintaining environmental quality. It is argued that this approach is human capital–intensive and encourages new scientific developments. To attain sustainability, economic incentives for the development and adoption of precision technologies (with minimal residues that cause environmental damage) have to be developed. Taxation and tradeable permits are desirable policies to attain first–best solutions; however, when heterogeneity and lack–of–information problems are significant, alternative institutions have to be developed. The paper presents and discusses such institutions.

Journal

The Australian Journal of Agricultural Resource EconomicsWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1997

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