New approaches to the economics of plant health
Proceedings of the Frontis Workshop on New approaches to the economics of plant health, Wageningen, The Netherlands, June 1-3 2005
Alfons G.J.M. Oude Lansink
Business Economics, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Frontis – Wageningen International Nucleus for Strategic Expertise
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
About the book | Table of Contents
The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually
increasing in both quantity and variety. Also, as more and more
citizens are nowadays travelling to distant destinations, there
is an increased risk of unintentionally importing harmful
organisms and invasive species. Governments respond to increased
phytosanitary risks by imposing trade-restricting measures.
However, they are under increasing pressure of the private sector
and the World Trade Organization to justify costly and
trade-restricting phytosanitary policies. On the other side,
current phytosanitary policies are required to account for
impacts on the environment.
This book presents a number of recent scientific developments regarding the economic analysis of impacts that harmful organisms have on agriculture and the environment, and of measures to control these organisms. It also contains a number of new approaches that integrate economic and epidemiological modelling and economic approaches for measuring these impacts.
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