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Cover for Scaling up and out: agent-based modelling to include farmer regimes.

This chapter uses rule-based approaches as a way to typify and scale complex farmer decision making within a region. It focuses on the concept of scaling out (i.e. extending farm-level models to include wider ecological and social processes) and provides examples of mechanisms for refining and...

Author(s)
Barnes, A. P.; Guillem, E.; Murray-Rust, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperate agroforestry: the European way.

This chapter is a significant rewrite of the first edition, but excludes developments in the UK, which are discussed in Chapter 4. For the past two decades, agroforestry has been an active research and extension topic in Europe and is increasingly important within EU agricultural, environmental,...

Author(s)
Dupraz, C.; Lawson, G. J.; Lamersdorf, N.; Papanastasis, V. P.; Rosati, A.; Ruiz-Mirazo, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
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 Conclusion.

To set against the obvious humanitarian reasons for not adopting factory animal farming, this chapter looks at the strength of the economic arguments in favour. These take two forms, first that factory farming is cheaper, that must mean that it is economically more efficient; and secondly, that the ...

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm incomes, wealth and agricultural policy: filling the CAP's core information gap.

The main thesis of this book is that, within the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), incomes are not, and never have been, assessed in a way that is appropriate to the fundamental needs of policy. This also applies in the UK and most other industrialized countries. Furthermore, with a few...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Incomes and agricultural policy.

This chapter deals with the objectives of agricultural policy, particularly the income aims. It focuses on the reaction that governments have made towards the economic pressures on their farmers, as shown in the declared and implied aims of their agricultural policies. Particular attention is given ...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indicators of income from agricultural production.

This chapter firstly reviews the various aggregate indicators related to income from agricultural production that are employed by the EU and UK, the general methodology underlying them and the pictures they present. It then goes on to give a similar treatment to the microeconomic measures. Though...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wealth.

This chapter is concerned with the economic attributes of wealth and its relationship with agricultural policy. An attempt is made to present the asset position of farmers in the EU, particularly the UK, as well as the USA. The chapter draws attention to the distinction between, on the one hand,...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The economics of making the switch in technologies.

This chapter outlines a number of characteristics that complicate the integrated pest management (IPM) adoption criteria, and examines government actions for the pragmatic promotion of IPM adoption. Also discussed is the role of agricultural and agri-environmental policy in the adoption of IPM in...

Author(s)
Bailey, A.; Chandler, D.; Grant, W. P.; Greaves, J.; Prince, G.; Tatchell, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935597)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy networks, change and innovation.

This chapter considers policy actors in biopesticides and pressures for change in terms of a policy network perspective. It analyses the small size of the policy network and its relative lack of political sophistication and focuses on the notion of 'regulatory innovation'. The particular focus is...

Author(s)
Bailey, A.; Chandler, D.; Grant, W. P.; Greaves, J.; Prince, G.; Tatchell, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935597)
Type
Book chapter

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