Agri-Environmental Indicators

A complete list of the OECD AEIs included in the latest publication, OECD (2001) Environmental Indicators for Agriculture Volume 3: Methods and Results, is listed below.

I. AGRICULTURE IN THE BROADER ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT

1 Contextual Information and Indicators

2 Farm Financial Resources

  • Agricultural GDP
  • Land use
    • Stock of agricultural land
    • Change in agricultural land
    • Agricultural land use
  • Farm income
  • Agricultural output
  • Agri-environmental expenditure
  • Public and private agri-environmental expenditure
  • Expenditure on agri-environmental research
  • Farm employment
  • Farmer age/gender distribution
  • Farmer education
  • Number of farms
  • Agricultural support

II. FARM MANAGEMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Farm Management

  • Whole farm management
  • Environmental whole farm management plans
  • Organic farming
  • Nutrient management
  • Nutrient management plans
  • Soil tests
  • Soil and land management
  • Soil cover
  • Land management practices
  • Pest management
  • Use of non-chemical pest control methods
  • Use of integrated pest management
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Irrigation technology

III. USE OF FARM INPUTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES

1 Nutrient Use

2 Pesticide Use and Risks

3 Water Use

  • Nitrogen balance
  • Nitrogen efficiency
  • Pesticide use
  • Water use intensity
  • Pesticide risk
  • Water use efficiency
  • Water use technical efficiency
  • Water use economic efficiency
  • Water stress

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURE

1 Soil Quality

3 Land Conservation

4 Greenhouse Gases

  • Risk of soil erosion by water
  • Risk of soil erosion by wind
  • Water retaining capacity
  • Gross agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
  • Off-farm sediment flow
    (soil retaining capacity)

2 Water Quality

  • Water quality risk indicator
  • Water quality state indicator

5 Biodiversity

6 Wildlife Habitats

7 Landscape

  • Genetic diversity
  • Intensively-farmed agricultural habitats
  • Structure of landscapes
  • Environmental features and land use patterns
  • Man-made objects (cultural features)
  • Species diversity
  • Wild species
  • Non-native species
  • Semi-natural agricultural habitats
  • Uncultivated natural
  • Habitat matrix
  • Eco-system diversity

    (see Wildlife Habitats)

  • Landscape management
  • Landscape costs and benefits