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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Meio Ambiente - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2003
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: RODRIGUES, G. S.
Additional Information: GERALDO STACHETTI RODRIGUES, CNPMA; C. CAMPANHOLA, Embrapa Meio Ambiente; P. C. KITAMURA, Embrapa Meio Ambiente.
Title: An environmental impact assessment system for agricultural R&D.
Publisher: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, New York, v. 23, n. 2, p. 219-244, 2003.
Language: en
Description: A strategic planning process has been implemented at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency (Embrapa) to introduce sustainable agriculture concepts in all steps of Research and Development (R&D). An essential part of the devised mission statement called for the impact assessment of all technology innovation resulting from R&D, under field conditions (ex-post). However, methods for impact assessment of technology innovations at the farmstead level appropriate for the institutional context were lacking. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) system (AMBITEC-AGRO) developed to attend that demand is composed by a set of weighing matrices constructed in an electronic spreadsheet. Impact indicators are evaluated in the field in an interview/survey, and weighed according to their spatial scale and importance toward effecting environmental impacts. The results of these weighing procedures are expressed graphically in the assessment spreadsheets. Finally, the indicator evaluations are composed into an Environmental Impact Index for the agricultural technology innovation.
Thesagro: Agricultura
Pesquisa agrícola
Impacto ambiental
Mudança Tecnológica.
Data Created: 2006-09-29
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