Agriculture can have significant impacts, both negative and positive, on the environment-- on and off the farm. Negative impacts include pollution and degradation of soil, water and air. Agriculture can also provide ecosystem services, such as trapping greenhouse gases within crops and soils, or mitigating flood risks through the adoption of certain farming practices.
OECD countries have made significant progress in developing agri-environmental indicators (AEIs) to monitor these environmental impacts. As well as providing valuable evidence of the state and trends in the environmental performance of agriculture, AEIs support analysis to explain the effects of different policies on the environment, and to assess whether budgets for policies are used effectively in terms of environmental outcomes and economic efficiency.
The Agri-environmental Indicators Database can be used to:
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