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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 6 (Page no: 77)

Modelling farm efficiency.

This chapter provides the context for why it is important for a farm to be efficient in terms of its use of inputs and how these translate into outputs. In particular, the global macroeconomic and policy conditions that provide an impetus to examine efficiency at the farm level are outlined in Section 6.1.1. A brief introduction to the definition of efficiency and the theory relating to efficiency is then presented in Section 6.1.2. Following this brief introduction to the rationale for examining efficiency and the theory relating to efficiency, the remainder of the chapter is divided into the following sections: a review of existing methodologies and models (Section 6.2), an examination of the efficiency of Irish dairy farms using the true random effects model, including a model overview and results (Section 6.3) and a concluding section that looks at the relevance of the research to policy makers (Section 6.4).

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: 5 (Page no: 58) Modelling farm-level biosecurity management. Author(s): Rault, A. Hennessy, D. A.
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
  • Rural Economy and Development Programme (REDP), Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway, Irish Republic.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644288
  • Record Number
  • 20163313838