International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of Operations Research in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry

Editors: Plà-Aragonés, Lluis M. (Ed.)

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  • Presents the state of the art in agricultural operations research
  • Demand will increase as climate and population change affects food production
  • Covers agricultural OR and derived applications for the entire agri-food industry
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About this book

The scope of this book is Operations Research methods in Agriculture and a thorough discussion of derived applications in the Agri-food industry. The book summarizes current research and practice in this area and illustrates the development of useful approaches to deal with actual problems arising in the agriculture sector and the agri-food industry.

This book is intended to collect in one volume high quality chapters on Methods and Applications in Agriculture and Agri-food industry considering both theoretical issues and application results. Methods applied to problems in agriculture and the agri-food industry include, but are not restricted to, the following themes:

  • Dynamic programming
  • Multi-criteria decision methods
  • Markov decision processes
  • Linear programming
  • Stochastic programming
  • Parameter estimation and knowledge acquisition
  • Learning from data
  • Simulation
  • Descriptive and normative decision tree techniques, including: agent modelling and simulation, and state of the art surveys

Each chapter includes some standard and traditional methodology but also some recent research advances. All the applications presented in the chapters have been inspired and motivated by the demands from the agriculture and food production areas.

About the authors

Lluís M. Plà-Aragonès is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Lleida (UdL) and a Senior Researcher in the Animal Production Area at the UdL-IRTA Center. His research interests include operational research methods applied in agriculture and forest management, with special reference to simulation, dynamic programming, Markov decision processes and production planning. He coordinates the EURO working group called Operational Research in Agriculture and Forest management. He is also a member of INFORMS and EURO.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Optimal Planning of Pig Transfers Along a Pig Supply Chain

    Nadal-Roig, Esteve (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Planning the Planting, Harvest, and Distribution of Fresh Horticultural Products

    Mason, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 19-54

  • Production and Logistics Planning in Seed Corn

    Junqueira, Rogerio A. R. (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Harvest Planning in Apple Orchards Using an Optimization Model

    González-Araya, Marcela C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-105

  • Optimization of the Supply Chain Management of Sugarcane in Cuba

    López-Milán, Esteban (et al.)

    Pages 107-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Operations Research in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry
Editors
  • Lluis M. Plà-Aragonés
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
224
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2483-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2483-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2482-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4420-0
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 464
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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