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Austrian Agriculture 2020-2050. Scenarios and Sensitivity Analyses on Land Use, Production, Livestock and Production Systems

Franz Sinabell (), Martin Schönhart and Erwin Schmid
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Erwin Schmid: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development

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Abstract: Agriculture contributes approximately 10 percent to the emission of greenhouse gases in Austria. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the long-term development of the sector in order to assess whether Austria is achieving its emission targets. In three scenarios, adaptation paths of Austrian agriculture to changed price developments and political framework conditions up to 2050 are examined. The reduction of arable land observed so far was continued in the scenarios. The results show sustained production incentives for milk production. Contrary to recent observations, the results indicate a reduction in poultry meat production. In arable farming, maize production will increase, mainly due to the assumed productivity gains.

Keywords: Agriculture; Forecasts; Austria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018 Written 2018-12-19
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