ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE: DIFFERENT WAYS OF QUANTIFICATION

Bazyli Czyżewski1, Anna Matuszczak2, Andrea Muntean3
1 Faculty of Economics, Poznań University of Economics and Business, 2 Faculty of Economics, Poznan University of Economics and Business, 3 Faculty of Economic Sciences, ‘1 Decembrie 1918’ University of Alba Iulia
Czyżewski, Bazyli (Faculty of Economics, Poznań University of Economics and Business)
Matuszczak, Anna (Faculty of Economics, Poznan University of Economics and Business)
Muntean, Andrea (Faculty of Economic Sciences, ‘1 Decembrie 1918’ University of Alba Iulia)
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE: DIFFERENT WAYS OF QUANTIFICATION
Economic Sciences for Agribusiness and Rural Economy, 2018, vol., nr 1, s. 40-47

Słowa kluczowe

environmental burden eco-efficiency eco-effectiveness sustainable development agriculture EU regions

Streszczenie

The main goal of the article is to compare three approaches to measuring environmental sustainability in agriculture: (1) environmental burden index, (2) sustainable value of eco-efficient production and (3) sustainable value of eco-effective farm, applied by the authors to the sample of 125 EUFADN regions in 2015. The study indicate a fundamental problem: the notion of environmental sustainability in agriculture differs depending on the criterion we apply. The authors recognized a principle trade-off in CAP which consist of compensating strain on the natural environment with production or with public goods provision. The choice between these two effects is crucial to draw a consistent development path for the Common Agricultural Policy.