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Measurement And Evaluation Of The Impacts Of Agricultural Chemical Use: A Framework For Analysis

J. Antle, Susan M. Capalbo
Published 1995 · Business

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Agricultural productivity has increased substantially in the last half century due in part to the introduction and expanded use of agricultural chemicals. More recently, however, some agricultural practices including those associated with pesticide and fertilizer use have been viewed as having a major impact on the ecosystem and as being sources of environmental pollution and human health problems. Concern with the potential linkages among human health, environmental quality, and agricultural productivity reflects the growing demand by the general public and the international donor community for researchers to recognize the social benefits and social costs of agricultural technology and to address the long-run sustainability of existing agricultural practices.

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