Agricultural Policies and Soil Degradation in Western Canada: An Agro-Ecological Economic Assessment. Report 5: Project Summary
Aziz Bouzaher, Jason F. Shogren, Derald Holtkamp, Philip W. Gassman, David Archer, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Randall Reese, Dharmaraju Kakani, William H. Furtan, R. César Izaurralde, James Kiniry
August 1996 [96-SR 83]
Bouzaher, A., J.F. Shogren, D. Holtkamp, P.W. Gassman, D. Archer, P.G. Lakshminarayan, A.L. Carriquiry, R. Reese, D. Kakani, W. Furtan, R. Izaurralde, and J. Kiniry. 1996. "Agricultural Policies and Soil Degradation in Western Canada: An Agro-Ecological Economic Assessment. Report 5: Project Summary." Staff report 96-SR 83. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
This report summarizes the major findings of a study in which an integrated agro-ecological economic modeling system was constructed around Agriculture Canada's Canadian Regional Agriculture Model (CRAM) to analyze the economic and environmental impacts of proposed agricultural policies. The discussion covers the integrated modeling system and the policy analysis results, and presents future recommendations that emphasize how the current system can be improved.