The value of applying Metazachlor in EU oilseed rape production: An assessment of effects on selected economic and environmental indicators // HFFA Research GmbH (corresponding author: Steffen Noleppa) // 2017Read More
The hidden danger in food and feed: The Andersons Centre in cooperation with the HFFA Research GmbH published a report on mycotoxins
Thus, mycotoxins have and will have significant impacts on farmers’ management practices and profitability. Furthermore, they incur costs for the overall society as the toxins can deteriorate agricultural productivity and food quality and may cause severe health problems.
Mycotoxins – The hidden danger in food and feed // Graham Redman and Steffen Noleppa// 2017Read More
The methodology follows an objective and rational assessment of the UFZ-proposed pesticide tax and thus identifies inadequacies of the aforementioned. Furthermore, the economic impact of an introduction of such a pesticide tax in Germany will be evaluated for single farms as well as the sectoral and overall economy.Read More
EU environmental standards: New HFFA Research Paper explores the associated costs for the German agricultural sector
Please follow this link to access the entire study, executive summary and other supplementary material (German only): http://www.bauernverband.de/studie-kosten-landwirtschaftRead More
The study analyses the benefits of modern poultry meat production to society at large by quantifying the opportunity costs of moving to alternative methods referred to in the pertinent literature as extensive and ecological. The results demonstrate that the economic and environmental benefits of conventional modern poultry meat production are huge.
The study written in German can be downloaded here:
Der gesamtgesellschaftliche Nutzen moderner Geflügelfleischerzeugung in Deutschland und der Europäischer Union. Eine Analyse ökonomischer und ökologischer Effekte // Harald von Witzke, Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst und Steffen Noleppa// 2017Read More
Chapter contribution to the book “Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies – The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa “
The collective volume offers a multidimensional analysis of the changing conditions in agricultural production and their impact on the environment and global markets for bio-resources. Above all, the book presents a wide array of research tackling the challenge of meeting rising global demand for agricultural goods without compromising the production environment for future generations.
The article by von Witzke and Noleppa is titled “A European perspective – The case for a highly productive and innovative agriculture in Europe“ and outlines the importance of productivity growth for the European agricultural sector and its contribution to sustainable food security in the globalized world. Analyzing the economic effects, the authors illustrate the challenge of stagnating efficiency in agricultural production in an environment where, on the one hand, additional arable land is increasingly scarce and input factors continue to become more expensive, while, on the other hand, gains in population and standards of living result in a worldwide increase in demand for food. Looking at environmental effects, the positive impact of increasing productivity in agricultural production on climate and biodiversity is stated: If existing agricultural land delivers higher net yields, additional acreage must be expanded less intensively and natural habitats can be preserved.
More information can be found here.Read More
Sustainable agriculture in Saudi Arabia: Developing an effective implementation strategy with national decision-makers
For more information please visit http://www.saudi-organic.org.sa/.Read More
For a brief summary of this ex-post assessment please download the Executive Summary:
The complete HFFA Research Paper can be accessed here:
The newly updated HFFA Research study on various benefits of plant protection in Germany is now available with detailed information and data on economic, social and environmental effects. A summary of the study was made available by the Industrieverband Agrar (IVA) already in January 2017 (see news post below).
The study is available for download here:Read More
Demonstrating the value of modern chemical plant protection: HFFA Research findings are now accessible in easily comprehensible and visualized summary paper
Modern chemical plant protection does significantly contribute to social welfare and the conservation of natural resources – this is the central statement of the newly updated HFFA Research study “Benefits of plant protection in Germany”. The underlying findings are now published in an easily comprehensible and visualized summary paper by the Industrieverband Agrar (IVA).
The German version of the publication can be found at the website of IVA.Read More