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Subtopic: Agricultural Land Use 13 items found
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Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment
Video is now available for RFF’s recent seminar “Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment: Perspectives on the Next 10 Years,” part of the Resources 2020 series. Hear panelists discuss the widespread use of genetically modified (GM) crops and the regulatory debate over the labeling of GM foods.
Understanding “Fat-Tailed” Distributions and Their Policy Implications
In a new discussion paper, RFF's Roger Cooke and coauthor Daan Niebor explore "fat-tailed" phenomena, including natural disasters and crop losses, noting traditional statistical tools may not be sufficient to analyze such distributions and what they mean for policy.
Saving America’s Land and Ecosystems
Some 30 million acres in the United States comprise the federal land preservation effort known as the Conservation Reserve Program. An RFF First Wednesday seminar panel discusses the impact of this policy on ecosystem services, agriculture, land use, and more.
Using Labels to Sow the Seeds for Better Products
For markets such as fruits and vegetables, country labeling and minimum standards could boost profits and quality.
Balancing Conservation and Development
New research highlights the economics of critical developing world issues such as deforestation and water supply.
Coastal and Marine Environments: Adapting to Climate Change
A new report assesses policy options for addressing climate change impacts on marine and coastal resources. The study is part of a series on U.S. climate adaptation policy being released by RFF.
Producing Energy from Farm Waste
RFF researchers explored policy options to encourage production of electricity from agricultural waste. They point to market incentives to promote capture of methane from manure, thus enabling farms to generate power, reduce effluence, and provide climate and health benefits.
Why We Need to Treat Nitrogen as a Systems Problem
In this week's commentary, Andrew Manale provides an insightful discussion of the sources of reactive nitrogen, its environmental impacts, and why a comprehensive portfolio of policy approaches is needed to contain nitrogen pollution.
Tropical Mixed Agroforestry: Understanding the Drivers of Land Use Change
A detailed analysis by RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman and colleagues indicates that efforts to conserve ecologically-valuable mixed agroforestry systems should be tailored to individual settings in order to be most successful.
Agriculture, the Environment, and the Farm Bill
The First Wednesday Seminar series kicks off 2007 by evaluating the Farm Bill and its possible implications for the environment.
A few cents more for a cup of coffee could help preserve the world's biodiversity
RFF Researchers focus on Mexican shade-grown coffee as they develop strategies to prevent deforestation in ecologically sensitive zones.
Pricing Irrigation Water: Principles and Cases from Developing Countries
A new RFF Press book looks at pricing models in light of farm-level demand as well as a wide range of household and macroeconomic factors.
Certifying Eco-Sustainability: Identifying what Works
A just-published report assesses efforts to certify farms and companies that adhere to acceptable environmental values around the world.
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