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A comprehensive assessment of policy impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural soils requires careful consideration of both socioeconomic aspects and the environmental heterogeneity of the landscape. We developed a modelling framework that links the large-scale economic model for agriculture CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact(More)
The environmental impact of the production and consumption of food is seldom depicted to consumers. The footprint of food products provides a means for consumers to compare environmental impacts across and within product groups. In this study we apply carbon, nitrogen, and water footprints in tandem and present food labels that could help inform consumers(More)
Given that phosphorus (P) is a non-renewable and finite resource, there is an increasing need to sustainably use P in agriculture. To this end, accurately assessing P budgets in agricultural soils is critical. On one hand P deficiency negatively affects plant and animal growth, while on the other hand P surplus can cause significant problems that affect(More)
About 25% of European livestock intake is based on permanent and sown grasslands. To fulfill rising demand for animal products, an intensification of livestock production may lead to an increased consumption of crop and compound feeds. In order to preserve an economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture, a more forage based livestock(More)
Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture accounted for approximately 10% of total European Union (EU) emissions in 2010. To reduce farming-related GHG emissions, appropriate policy measures and supporting tools for promoting low-C farming practices may be efficacious. This article presents the methodology and testing results of a new EU-wide,(More)
All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Abstract This paper assesses the impact of an EU-wide policy to expand grassland area and increase carbon sequestration in soils. The paper uses the economic Common Agricultural(More)
Soil emissions of NO and N 2 O were measured continuously at high frequency for more than one year at 15 European forest sites as part of the EU-funded project NOFRETETE. The locations represent different forest types (coniferous/deciduous) and different nitrogen loads. Geographically they range from Finland in the north to 5 Italy in the south and from(More)
Within the JRC Kyoto Experiment in the Regional Park and UN-Biosphere Reserve " Parco Ticino " (North-Italy, near Pavia), the soil carbon stocks and fluxes of CO 2 , N 2 O, and CH 4 were measured in a poplar plantation in comparison with a natural meso-hygrophilous deciduous forest nearby, which represents the pristine land cover of the 5 area. Soil fluxes(More)
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