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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 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 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 Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models.

This chapter deals with the role of 'countryside consumption' as a driver of change in agricultural and land-based activities in Europe. It analyses how increasing utilization of the countryside as a space of consumption (such as for amenity, living space, and leisure activities) has led to a shift ...

Author(s)
Pinto-Correia, T.; Gonzalez, C.; Sutherland, L. A.; Peneva, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming.

This chapter briefly reviews the specificity of farming and associated implications for understanding transitions. It then reviews the lessons learned from case studies on sustainability transitions in European agriculture, especially regarding the definitions of niche and regime in the context of...

Author(s)
Darnhofer, I.; Sutherland, L. A.; Pinto-Correia, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter

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