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Farm-level modelling: techniques, applications and policy.

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The 14 chapters in this book provide an introduction to the techniques used and the issues addressed by farm-level models. They underline the potential that exists to generate new insights and guidance for policy makers as these models come to be more widely used. The book is split into two discrete parts based on loosely defined spatial distinctions. Part 1 concerns itself with assessment at the ...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Policy impact assessment.

This chapter discusses the increasingly important contribution of farm-level modelling to policy impact assessment. For illustration purposes, it focuses on the EU agricultural sector, where both policies and impact models have experienced a rapid transformation in recent decades. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 1.2 highlights how the evolution of agricultural policies over time has shaped the development of agro-economic models, with a focus on European policies. Section 1.3 discusses the role of farm-level approaches in ex ante impact assessments, with an emphasis on the diverse modelling approaches used rather than on empirical results obtained. Above all, it focuses on the capabilities of current modelling approaches to properly capture farm heterogeneity, farm-level adaptation strategies, agriculture-environment interactions and market feedback. Finally, section 1.4 summarizes the major challenges for farm-level modelling of agricultural policies and presents some concluding remarks.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Positive mathematical programming. Author(s): Arfini, F. Donati, M. Solazzo, R. Veneziani, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Modelling farm-level adaptations under external shocks. Author(s): Shailesh Shrestha Ahmadi, B. V.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Farm-level modelling, risk and uncertainty. Author(s): Ramsden, S. Wilson, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Modelling farm-level biosecurity management. Author(s): Rault, A. Hennessy, D. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Modelling farm efficiency. Author(s): Gillespie, P. Thorne, F. Hennessy, T. Hynes, S. O'Donoghue, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 95) Quantifying agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and identifying cost-effective mitigation measures. Author(s): MacLeod, M. Eory, V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 112) Moving beyond the farm: representing farms in regional modelling. Author(s): Ding JinXiu McCarl, B. A. Wang WeiWei
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 134) Farm-level microsimulation models. Author(s): O'Donoghue, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 147) Scaling up and out: agent-based modelling to include farmer regimes. Author(s): Barnes, A. P. Guillem, E. Murray-Rust, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 156) Catchment-level modelling. Author(s): Ferreira, J. G. Abbot, P. Barnes, A. P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 173) Modelling food supply chains. Author(s): Revoredo-Giha, C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) Linkage of a farm group model to a partial equilibrium model. Author(s): Gocht, A. Ciaian, P. Espinosa, M. Gomez y Paloma, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 206) Conclusions: the state-of-the-art of farm modelling and promising directions. Author(s): Heckelei, T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Technical University of Madrid/Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid, Avda. Complutense 3-28040, Madrid, Spain.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644288
  • Record Number
  • 20163313833