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To support this work and help governments assess whether the policies they have in place are most likely to boost productivity and minimise environmental damage, the OECD developed a set of agri-environmental indicators AEIs More specifically, the AEI database can be used to: provide a snapshot of the current state and trends of environmental conditions in agriculture that may require policy responses; highlight where new environmental challenges are emerging; compare trends in performance across time and between countries, especially to assist policy makers in meeting environmental targets, threshold levels and standards where they have been established by governments or international agreements; and monitor and evaluate agriculture policies; and project future trends.
- Center for International Forestry Research.
- Trends in crop production;
- Improving water and nutrient use efficiency in food production systems.
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Micro-climatic modifications in agroforestry. Therefore it is important that nitrogen indicators can be tracked at different geographic scales local, national, global as well as by farming systems e. Nitrogen use efficiency can be estimated at different scales. This indicator tracks only nitrogen use and is complemented by a national indicator for phosphorus. Dobermann, A.
Management of tropical sandy soils for sustainable agriculture
Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Rationale and definition: Nitrogen plays a central role for the productivity, sustainability and environmental impact of crop and animal production systems. Disaggregation: Food production systems are extremely diverse and context specific. Comments and limitations: This indicator tracks only nitrogen use and is complemented by a national indicator for phosphorus.
Relevant Targets 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.