Agricultural impacts on landscapes: Developing indicators for policy analysis - Proceedings from NIJOS/OECD Expert Meeting on Agricultural Landscape Indicators in Oslo, Norway October 7-9, 2002.
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This report contains all papers presented at the OECD Expert meeting in Oslo October 7th - 9th 2002, in addition to the list of participants. The topic of the meeting was the development of landscape indicators. In brief, the Expert Meeting agreed that interested OECD Member countries should consider the following recommendations; • Invest in the scientific understanding and further development of an indicator framework for agricultural landscapes, representing the linkages between landscape structure, function and management, • Build upon the existing national and international experiences in policy monitoring, evaluation and predictive scenarios, • Encourage pro-active collaboration, information exchange and methodological integration, • Contribute to, and cooperate with, other international initiatives related to developing agricultural landscape indicators, • Establish an informal expert network to follow up recommendations of the meeting.