Keywords

Agent-based modelling; Agriculture; Farm succession; Family farms; Structural change

Location

Session D6: The Importance of Human Decision Making in Agent-Based Models of Natural Resource Use

Start Date

11-7-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

11-7-2016 8:50 AM

Description

The majority of European farms are family farms. Farm succession, i.e. passing over the responsibility from farm owner and manager to their heir, is an important element of structural change in agriculture. We present a model implementation capturing farming household evolution in an agent- based model and explore the consequences of farm household composition and farm succession on agricultural production, investment and participation in agri-environmental policy schemes.

 
Jul 11th, 8:30 AM Jul 11th, 8:50 AM

Simulating structural change in agriculture: Modelling farming households and farm succession

Session D6: The Importance of Human Decision Making in Agent-Based Models of Natural Resource Use

The majority of European farms are family farms. Farm succession, i.e. passing over the responsibility from farm owner and manager to their heir, is an important element of structural change in agriculture. We present a model implementation capturing farming household evolution in an agent- based model and explore the consequences of farm household composition and farm succession on agricultural production, investment and participation in agri-environmental policy schemes.