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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Blanco, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Positive mathematical programming.

This chapter describes the use of mathematical programming for developing farm-level models that are useful for agricultural policy assessment. It focuses on the technique most frequently used in agricultural policy evaluation in the EU, positive mathematical programming (PMP). Unlike other...

Author(s)
Arfini, F.; Donati, M.; Solazzo, R.; Veneziani, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linkage of a farm group model to a partial equilibrium model.

The Common Agricultural Policy Regionalized Impact (CAPRI) model had been extended by the farm-type (FT) model to create a farm group model (referred to as CAPRI-FT), which represents the complete farm population at the EU-27 level using 2450 mathematical programming models. This chapter describes...

Author(s)
Gocht, A.; Ciaian, P.; Espinosa, M.; Gomez y Paloma, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk and safety management.

This chapter focuses on safety risk management, particularly in the tourism, leisure and sports industries. The legal compliance to engage with risk and hazard management is examined in relation to health and safety legislation from around the world. It is illustrated that the engagement with risk...

Author(s)
Piekarz, M. J.; Jenkins, I. S.; Mills, P. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644493)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The development of forest conservation in Europe.

This chapter draws particularly on an overview of forest conservation in Europe, the 'Protected Forest Areas in Europe' project and data available online for the European COST E27 project 'Protected forest areas in Europe - analysis and harmonization (PROFOR)'. A second strand looks at the state of ...

Author(s)
Latham, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe.

The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of transition processes in European agriculture. It focuses on 'emerging transitions' - how new organizational forms and technologies change, and are changed by, mainstream actors and practices in the agricultural sector. This is achieved through ...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Darnhofer, I.; Wilson, G. A.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter delves further into the definitions of sustainability and transition and the key challenges (including recession, outmigration and global competition) to achieving sustainability transitions in European agriculture; and concludes with brief insights into the content of subsequent...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Wilson, G. A.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Socio-technical transitions in farming: key concepts.

This chapter presents the core characteristics of studies of 'socio-technical transitions to sustainability', focusing on the multi-level perspective (MLP) and niche-regime linking. It includes a very brief overview of previous work on niche-internal processes, which was situated within research on ...

Author(s)
Darnhofer, I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding the diversity of European rural areas.

This chapter establishes the backdrop for regional-level transition in European agriculture, through an analysis of trends in the agricultural sector and rural areas over the past 30 years, proposing a typology of rural areas in Europe. It first sketches out the structure and diversity of European...

Author(s)
Slee, B.; Pinto-Correia, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilizing the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations.

This chapter identifies the challenges of operationalizing the multi-level perspective (MLP) in empirical field research, and draws on experiences from field work in the FarmPath project as a case study of how these issues can be addressed. The purpose of the FarmPath project is to examine...

Author(s)
Karanikolas, P.; Vlahos, G.; Sutherland, L. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter

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