Using multi-criteria decision models to assess the economic and environmental impacts of farming decisions in an agricultural watershed

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Abstract

This paper reports on the integration of a farm decision model with a watershed biophysical model to evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of farming decisions in an agricultural watershed. A baseline, one uncoordinated and four watershed-level coordinated decision scenarios were evaluated and compared as alternative ways of managing the significant tradeoffs expected when multiple conflict management objectives exist. The four coordinated scenarios outperform the uncoordinated one in terms of economic returns and key environmental impacts. The study's findings contribute to the understanding of biophysical and economic processes in agricultural watersheds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalReview of Agricultural Economics
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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