Farm-level Modelling

Techniques, Applications and Policy

November 2016
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  • Published
    9th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781780644288
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & tables

Farm level models have been widely used in agricultural economic studies. This book provides an in-depth description of different methodologies and techniques currently used in farm level modeling. While chapters will given an overview of the theoretical grounding behind the models, it will take an applied stance; more specifically using cases from the application of modelling to policy reforms and the subsequent impacts on rural communities and food supply. This book also provides descriptions on using farm level models in much wider fields such as aggregation and linking with sectoral models.

Part 1: Farm-level Assessments
1. Policy Impact Assessment
2. Positive Mathematical Programming
3. Modelling Farm-level Adaptations Under External Shocks
4. Farm-level Modelling, Risk and Uncertainty
5. Modelling Farm-level Biosecurity Management
6. Modelling Farm Efficiency
7. Quantifying Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Identifying Cost-effective Mitigation Measures

Part 2: Modelling Beyond the Farm Gate
8. Moving Beyond the Farm: Representing Farms in Regional Modelling
9. Farm-level Microsimulation Models
10. Scaling Up and Out: Agent-Based Modelling to Include Farmer Regimes
11. Catchment-level Modelling
12. Modelling Food Supply Chains
13. Linkage of a Farm Group Model to a Partial Equilibrium Model
14. Conclusions: The State-of-the-art of Farm Modelling and Promising Directions

Shailesh Shrestha

Shailesh Shrestha is at James Cook University, Australia.

Bouda Vosough Ahmadi

Dr. Bouda Vosough Ahmadi is a veterinarian and animal-health and welfare economist currently working at the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. His main research focus is on agricultural policies and economics and policies of animal-health and animal welfare. He currently leads socioeconomic impact assessment studies of livestock diseases at EuFMD/FAO.

Andrew Barnes

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