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Title Farm-level modelling : techniques, applications and policy / edited by: S. Shrestha, A.P. Barnes, and B. Vosough Ahmadi
Published Boston, MA : CABI, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Policy impact assessment -- Positive mathematical programming -- Modelling farm level adaptations under external shocks -- Farm level modelling, risk and uncertainty -- Modelling farm level bio-security management -- Modelling farm efficiency -- Quantifying agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and identifying cost-effective mitigation measures -- Moving beyond the farm: representing farms in regional modelling -- Farm level microsimulation models -- Scaling up and out: agent based modelling to include farmer regimes -- Catchment level modelling -- Modelling food supply chains -- Linkage of a farm group model to a partial equilibrium model -- Conclusions: the state-of-the-art of farm modelling and promising directions
Summary 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 farm level and the various approaches used for this. From the farm-level assessments we may have indications of how particular farms may respond to changes or challenges, and in some instances these will be either typical or average farms reflective of the study region. Part 2 focuses on how to aggregate these results to reflect a wider set of farming responses at a catchment, national or even supranational level
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.
Agricultural policy.
Agricultural sector.
Analytical methods.
Mathematical models.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author Shrestha, S. (Shailesh), editor.
ISBN 9781786390387