A Generic Bio-Economic Farm Model for Environmental and Economic Assessment of Agricultural Systems

Janssen, Sander and Louhichi, Kamel and Kanellopoulos, Argyris and Zander, Peter and Flichman, Guillermo and Hengsdijk, Huib and Meuter, Eelco and Andersen, Erling and Belhouchette, Hatem and Blanco Fonseca, Maria (2010). A Generic Bio-Economic Farm Model for Environmental and Economic Assessment of Agricultural Systems. "Environmental Management", v. 46 (n. 6); pp. 862-877. ISSN 0364-152X. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-010-9588-x.

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Title: A Generic Bio-Economic Farm Model for Environmental and Economic Assessment of Agricultural Systems
Author/s:
  • Janssen, Sander
  • Louhichi, Kamel
  • Kanellopoulos, Argyris
  • Zander, Peter
  • Flichman, Guillermo
  • Hengsdijk, Huib
  • Meuter, Eelco
  • Andersen, Erling
  • Belhouchette, Hatem
  • Blanco Fonseca, Maria
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Environmental Management
Date: December 2010
ISSN: 0364-152X
Volume: 46
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Bio-economic farm models are tools to evaluate ex-post or to assess ex-ante the impact of policy and technology change on agriculture, economics and environment. Recently, various BEFMs have been developed, often for one purpose or location, but hardly any of these models are re-used later for other purposes or locations. The Farm System Simulator (FSSIM) provides a generic framework enabling the application of BEFMs under various situations and for different purposes (generating supply response functions and detailed regional or farm type assessments). FSSIM is set up as a component-based framework with components representing farmer objectives, risk, calibration, policies, current activities, alternative activities and different types of activities (e.g., annual and perennial cropping and livestock). The generic nature of FSSIM is evaluated using five criteria by examining its applications. FSSIM has been applied for different climate zones and soil types (criterion 1) and to a range of different farm types (criterion 2) with different specializations, intensities and sizes. In most applications FSSIM has been used to assess the effects of policy changes and in two applications to assess the impact of technological innovations (criterion 3). In the various applications, different data sources, level of detail (e.g., criterion 4) and model configurations have been used. FSSIM has been linked to an economic and several biophysical models (criterion 5). The model is available for applications to other conditions and research issues, and it is open to be further tested and to be extended with new components, indicators or linkages to other models.

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Item ID: 8784
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8784/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8784
DOI: 10.1007/s00267-010-9588-x
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y0654275u1127502/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Sep 2011 08:57
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:26
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