Trade and Agriculture Directorate

OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators

Published on June 25, 2013

Also available in: French

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Agriculture can have significant impacts on the environment as it uses on average over 40% of water and land resources in OECD countries. The impacts occur on and off farm, including both pollution and degradation of soil, water and air. But agriculture also supplies ecosystem services, such as biodiversity, provides a sink for greenhouse gases, and contributes to flood control and the aesthetic value of landscapes.

This compendium updates the data issued in Environmental Performance of Agriculture at a Glance and provides comprehensive data and analysis on the environmental performance of agriculture in OECD countries since 1990, covering soil, water, air and biodiversity and looking at recent policy developments in all 34 OECD countries.

SUMMARIESavailable in 7 languages

English OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in English)
French OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in French) OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in French)
Spanish OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Spanish) OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Spanish)
German OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in German) OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in German)
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Italian OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Italian) OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Italian)
Portuguese OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Portuguese) OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators (Summary in Portuguese)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Overview
Policy and market drivers impacting on the recent and future environmental performance of agriculture
Agricultural production, land use, organic farming and transgenic crops
Nutrients: Nitrogen and phosphorus balances
Pesticide sales
Energy: On-farm energy consumption and production of biofuels from agricultural feedstocks
Soil: Water and wind erosion
Water resource withdrawals, irrigated area, and irrigation water application rates
Water quality: Nitrates, phosphorus and pesticides
Ammonia emissions: Acidification and eutrophication
Greenhouse gas emissions: Climate change
Methyl bromide: Ozone depletion
Biodiversity: Farmland bird populations and agricultural land cover
Use of indicators for policy monitoring and evaluation
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