Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86603
Authors: 
Travisi, Chiara Maria
Nijkamp, Peter
Vighi, Marco
Giacomelli, Paolo
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 04-009/3
Abstract: 
In the search for effective pesticide risk management tools, the design of pesticide risk indicators is nowadays receiving increasing attention as a complement to more established regulatory strategies. In the present paper, we apply some recently developed pesticide risk indices and test their potential for management purposes. A pilot approach is proposed, which explores pesticide worst-case hazard scenarios at different space-time scales by means of a set of 5 ecotoxicological risk indices. The results are then interpreted from the perspective of a decision support method using the so-called Critical Threshold Value approach. Our risk analysis is then enriched within a multicriteria framework which integrates environmental, agronomic and economic objectives.
Subjects: 
pesticides
hazard and risk assessment
risk indices
decision support tools
multicriteria analysis
JEL: 
Q16
Q24
Q25
R38
H8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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