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Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

New Robust, Reliable and Coherent Modelling Tools

Zopounidis, C., Kalogeras, N., Mattas, K., Dijk, G., Baourakis, G. (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 422 p. 98 illus.

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  • Presents new modeling tools for the analysis of agricultural and environmental policy
  • Explains recent trends in agricultural cooperative systems
  • Offers a powerful environment for decision making
This book focuses on the use of farm level, micro- and macro-data of cooperative systems and networks in developing new robust, reliable and coherent modeling tools for agricultural and environmental policy analysis. The efficacy of public intervention on agriculture is largely determined by the existence of reliable information on the effects of policy options and market developments on farmers' production decisions, and in particular, on key issues such as levels of agricultural and non-agricultural output, land use and incomes, use of natural resources, sustainable-centric management, structural change and the viability of family farms. Over the last years, several methods and analytical tools have been developed for policy analysis using various sets of data. Such methods have been based on integrated approaches in an effort to investigate the above key issues, and have thus attempted to offer a powerful environment for decision making, particularly in an era of radical change for both agriculture and the wider economy.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » agricultural policy - environmental policy - modeling tools - policy analysis - simulation methods

Related subjects » Agricultural Economics - Economic Policy - Environmental Science & Engineering - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Operations Research & Decision Theory - Theoretical Computer Science

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