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Stolwijk HJJ , Wieringa K , Wijnands JHM , Oudendag DA

95 p in Dutch   1992

Toon Nederlands

English Abstract
The Dutch government sees a so-called volume policy (aimed at reducing the livestock population) as a policy of last resort to solve the environmental problems due to livestock farming. This report deals with the economic and the environmental consequences of such policy. Against the background of a reference scenario, in which the environmental targets are not realised, six alternative volume policies are being analysed. In the reference scenario pessimistic assumptions are made about the implementation of some technical measures, like the construction of manure factories. The main conclusion is that the macroeconomic consequences of a volume policy are very modest. The sectoral and the regional consequences are more drastic. A policy with the slightest economic losses is a policy which reduces the manure production of the so-called manure surplus firms or a policy which assigns production quotas for eggs, poultry and pork. Then, the environmental advantages are the greatest.

 

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( 1992-04-30 )