Monitoring and evaluating the sustainability of Italian agricultural system. An emergy decomposition analysis
Silvio Viglia and
Ecological Modelling, 2014, vol. 271, issue C, 132-148
The agricultural sector is critical for the achievement of sustainable development worldwide. Its present and future sustainability relies on the difficult balance of food production and environmental impact. The need for resource use optimization and increasing reliance on renewable energy, calls for increased development and integration of its supporting, provisioning, regulating and social services (multifunctionality) worldwide, in agreement with the global framework of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the European Union Objectives and other international assessment studies (e.g. the United Nations International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development).
Keywords: Sustainable agriculture; Emergy; Decomposition analysis; Italian agriculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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