Research Seminar: Dr Taro Takahaski (Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Systems and Food Security at School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol)
Dr Taro Takahaski (Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Systems and Food Security at School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol) Hosted by Professor Richard Wall
Life Sciences Seminar Room G13/14
Quantifying the true cost of agricultural intensification
Dr Taro Takahashi is a Senior Lecturer at Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol and a Research Scientist at Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Department, Rothamsted Research. Originally trained as a mathematical economist, his research interests include economic and environmental assessment of farming systems as well as impact evaluation and general equilibrium modelling of farming-based economies.
Abstract: The optimal level of policy interventions to maximise agri-ecosystem services and minimise pollution originating from agricultural production should be derived from three sets of information: (1) accurate measurements of pollution attributable to each farming strategy; (2) accurate environmental valuation of pollution; and (3) accurate predictions of the programme impact on behavioural changes by producers. Using the on-field records our recent work, crop and animal performance, together with greenhouse gas emissions and water leaching, were measured at high spatial and temporal resolutions, enabling a detailed analysis of the economic and environmental hotspots that would require further attention.
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