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Title: Intra-national importation of pig and poultry manure: acceptability under EU Nitrates Directive constraints
Authors: Buckley, Cathal
Fealy, Reamonn
Keywords: Pig and poultry manure
Willingness to import
Multinomial logit model
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: Institute of Agricultural Management
Citation: Buckley, C., & Fealy, R. (2012). Intra-national importation of pig and poultry manure: acceptability under EU Nitrates Directive constraints. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 1(4), 41-47.
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Agricultural Management;Vol 1
Abstract: Matching the agronomic limits of manure spread lands from housed animal units is an international concern where receiving lands can become over supplied and lead to water quality problems where eutrophication is a risk. Across the EU, this means establishing policy to export manures to off-farm spread lands under tight regulation. Transitional arrangements across, for example, the Republic of Ireland between 2006-2010 allowed pig and poultry manures to be spread subject only to the nitrogen amendment limits of the EU Nitrates Directive and not the phosphorus limits. From 2013 this arrangement is to be phased out, and pig and poultry producers have consequently expressed concerns about the availability of recipient spread lands for these manures. Using a national farm survey and a multinomial model this paper investigates the willingness of the farming population to import these manures. Results indicate that between 9 and 15 per cent of farmers nationally would be willing to pay to import these manures; a further 17-28 per cent would import if offered on a free of charge basis. Demand is strongest among arable farmers, younger farmer cohorts and those of larger farm size with greater expenditure on chemical fertilisers per hectare and who are not restricted by a Nitrates Directive derogation. The nature of this demand could assist in achieving environmental goals under the EU Nitrates and Water Framework Directives.
Description: peer-reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/342
ISSN: 2047-3710
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