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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 5 (Page no: 58)

Modelling farm-level biosecurity management.

This chapter gives insights into current veterinary, agricultural and economic research into biosecurity management at the farm level, where particular attention is paid to characterizing heterogeneity in choice. Section 5.2 outlines the pertinent economic and veterinary literature on biosecurity management practices. Section 5.3 presents some methods for farm-level modelling in the biosecurity management arena. Section 5.4 provides a data set and applies the methods described in the previous section to reveal the diversity among US Midwest beef farmers in approaches to biosecurity management. The final main section is a discussion of the limitations of the methods that have been previously described.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Policy impact assessment. Author(s): Blanco, M.
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: 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
  • INRA, Oniris Site del Chantrerie, UMR 1300 BIOEPAR, BP 40706, 44307 Nantes, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644288
  • Record Number
  • 20163313837