OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators
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.
Published on June 25, 2013Also available in: French