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Review and assessment of available indicators for evaluating sustainable land management

Show simple item record Neave, P. Kirkwood, V. Dumanski, J. 2019-02-19T16:02:43Z 2019-02-19T16:02:43Z 1995 1995
dc.description.abstract The need to determine whether current land management practices and agricultural systems are environmentally and economically sustainable has led to the development of a framework for assessment of sustainable land management (SLM). Indicators of SLM can be grouped into four categories: physical, agronomic, economic and social. In this report, some indicators for SLM are reviewed, and selected indicators are assessed using 1991 Census of Agriculture data. Indicators were selected on the basis of criteria from the literature, and availability of data. Indicators that appear useful in assessing sustainable land management include: historical trend of cropping intensity, nutrient budgets, physical land flexibility, yield variability, windbreak density, crop influence on soil quality, conservation tillage, historical trend of area in summerfallow, gross margin with and without government subsidies, and debt load.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Bulletin 1995-7E
dc.rights In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject sustainable land management
dc.subject physical indicator
dc.subject agronomic indicator
dc.subject economic indicator
dc.subject social indicator
dc.title Review and assessment of available indicators for evaluating sustainable land management
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Minister of Supply and Services Canada
dc.contributor.affiliation Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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