A model for cost-effectiveness analysis of field scale sediment-bound phosphorus mitigation measures

Model for determining cost-effectiveness of farm measures for mitigating diffuse pollution from sediment bound phosphorus runoff from arable farmland. The measure options from the Scotland Rural Development Programme (SDRP) 2007 – 2013 that were used to test the model include: water margins (2,8 & 20 m); nutrient management; extended hedge margin; biodiversity cropping in bye-land & * arable land revisions to grassland or woodland. The impact of measures was estimated using simple equations, whilst costs normalised with net cost-benefit over time were estimated from gross margin losses or local data on grants. Costs minimisation for target impact was done using PuLP a linear programming algorithm implemented with Python programming language.

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Source https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717302759?via%3Dihub#ks0005
Author Andy Vinten
CICES Section Provisioning
GEMET Theme agriculture