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Unpublished Paper
Agricultural Policies and Soil Degradation in Western Canada: An Agro-Ecological Economic Assessment - Conceptual Framework
CARD Staff Reports
  • Aziz Bouzaher, Iowa State University
  • Philip W. Gassman, Iowa State University
  • Derald J. Holtkamp, Iowa State University
  • David W. Archer, Iowa State University
  • Alicia L. Carriquiry, Iowa State University
  • Jason F. Shogren, Iowa State University
  • Randall A. Reese, Iowa State University
  • P. G. Lakshminarayan, Iowa State University
  • William H. Furtan, University of Saskatchewan
  • César Izaurralde, University of Alberta
  • James R. Kiniry, United States Department of Agriculture
Publication Date
10-1-1993
Series Number
93-SR 65
Abstract

The trade-off between agricultural production stability and environmental sustainability is a growing concern. The two major Canadian farm income stabilization programs of 1991, GRIP (Gross Revenue Insurance Plan) and NISA (Net Income Stabilization Account), are being considered for their resource neutrality impacts. This report presents a conceptual framework designed to evaluate the environmental impacts of GRIP and NISA, focusing on land use, technology, and soil degradation shifts. The approach involves a multidisciplinary effort to create a system that permits evaluation of important relationships between policy, agricultural production and the environment. The focus is on development of an integrated agro-ecological economic system built around Agriculture Canada's Regional Agricultural Model (CRAM) and the Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) model.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Aziz Bouzaher, Philip W. Gassman, Derald J. Holtkamp, David W. Archer, et al.. "Agricultural Policies and Soil Degradation in Western Canada: An Agro-Ecological Economic Assessment - Conceptual Framework" (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alicia_carriquiry/49/