Environmental-economic analysis of mixed crop-livestock farming
Koeijer, T.-De; Renkema, J.; Mensvoort, J.-Van
Agricultural systems 8(4): 515-530
ISSN/ISBN: 0308-521X DOI: 10.1016/0308-521x(94)00024-f
Dutch agriculture is characterized by a high degree of specialization and a relatively high use of inputs. The increasing environmental problems require a reduction in the pollution caused by intensive farming systems. This article examines whether mixed farming systems offer more perspectives for an economic and environmentally sustainable agriculture. With linear programming the effects of an intensive cooperation between two specialized farms are researched. Multiple Goal programming is used to provide more insight into the exchanges between income and environmental pollution of several farming systems.