Environmental and Agricultural Modelling

Integrated Approaches for Policy Impact Assessment

  • Floor M. Brouwer
  • Martin K. Ittersum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Indicators and concepts in practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 8-8
    2. Martin van Ittersum, Floor Brouwer
      Pages 1-7
    3. Nadine Turpin, Lee Stapleton, Eric Perret, C. Martijn van der Heide, Guy Garrod, Floor Brouwer et al.
      Pages 11-35
    4. Insa Theesfeld, Christian Schleyer, Konrad Hagedorn, Jean-Marc Callois, Olivier Aznar, Johanna Alkan Olsson
      Pages 37-59
  3. Advancements in modelling, data and software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. Marcello Donatelli, Graham Russell, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Marco Acutis, Myriam Adam, Ioannis N. Athanasiadis et al.
      Pages 63-108
    3. Kamel Louhichi, Sander Janssen, Argyris Kanellopoulos, Hongtao Li, Nina Borkowski, Guillermo Flichman et al.
      Pages 109-132
    4. Sébastien Griffon, Daniel Auclair, Amélie Nespoulous
      Pages 133-157
    5. Gerard Hazeu, Berien Elbersen, Erling Andersen, Bettina Baruth, Kees van Diepen, Marc Metzger
      Pages 159-187
    6. Ida J. Terluin, David Verhoog, Frans E. Godeschalk
      Pages 189-205
    7. Jan-Erik Wien, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Rob Knapen, Ioannis Athanasiadis, Sander Janssen, Lorenzo Ruinelli et al.
      Pages 207-234
  4. Use and extensions of integrated assessment modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 236-236
    2. Jacques-Eric Bergez, Marijke Kuiper, Olivier Thérond, Marie Taverne, Hatem Belhouchette, Jacques Wery
      Pages 237-256
    3. Wolfgang Britz, Ignacio Pérez Domínguez, Thomas Heckelei
      Pages 257-274
    4. Ann-Katrin Bäcklund, Jean Paul Bousset, Sara Brogaard, Catherine Macombe, Marie Taverne, Martin van Ittersum
      Pages 275-294
    5. C. Martijn van der Heide, Neil A. Powe, Ståle Navrud
      Pages 295-317
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-322

About this book


Agriculture increasingly faces the challenge of balancing its multiple functions in a sustainable way. Integrated assessment and modelling (IAM) can provide insight into the potential impacts of policy changes. However, concepts to address the wide range of issues and functions typical for agriculture are still scarce. Environmental and Agricultural Modelling reviews and presents our current understanding of integrated and working tools to assess and compute, ex-ante, alternative agricultural and environmental policy options, allowing:

1. Analysis at the full range of scales (farm to European Union and global) whilst focusing on the most important issues emerging at each scale;

2. Analysis of the environmental, economic and social contributions of agricultural systems towards sustainable rural development and rural viability;

3. Analysis of a broad range of issues and agents of change, such as climate change, environmental policies, rural development options, effects of an enlarging EU, international competition, and effects on developing countries.


Agricultural Systems Behavioural Sciences Environmental Computing/Environmental Modelling Soil Science & Conservation agricultural economics agriculture behavior behavioral science climate change development plant plant science plant sciences soil soil science

Editors and affiliations

  • Floor M. Brouwer
    • 1
  • Martin K. Ittersum
    • 2
  1. 1.Research InstituteAgricultural Economicss-GravenhageNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. Plant SciencesWageningen UniversityWageningenNetherlands

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