Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control (Cabi)

Agriculture, Policies

Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control (Cabi)

This book describes the environmental problems associated with agriculture, particularly the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers and the disposal of animal waste. These have become major policy issues in many countries, with the main polluting effect being on water quality.

As with other types of pollution, significant reductions in agriculture’s contribution to water pollution requires the application of either enforceable regulatory approaches or changes in the economic environment, so that farmers adopt environmentally-friendly production practices.

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