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Assessing the technical efficiency of horticultural production in Navarra, Spain

Belén Iráizoz, Manuel Rapún, Idoia Zabaleta
2003 Agricultural Systems  
Both a non-parametric and a parametric approach to a frontier production function are used and the differences in the results are discussed.  ...  The objective of this paper is to estimate technical efficiency in the horticultural production sector in Navarra (Spain). Tomato and asparagus production are analysed separately.  ...  Agricultural Systems 78 (2003) 387-403 www.elsevier.com/locate/agsy  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0308-521x(03)00039-8 fatcat:mg36phsvkvfstlj5vxdiifxxki

Bounded transparency for automated inspection in agriculture

Nicole J.J.P. Koenderink, Jeen Broekstra, Jan L. Top
2010 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture  
We argue that a white-box approach is in principle preferred over systems in which the applied expertise is hidden in the system code.  ...  The method proposed in this paper provides a set of pragmatic objectives and decision criteria to decide on each level of a task's decomposition whether more transparency is sensible or whether delegation  ...  The project was supported by a BSIK grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture provided additional funding.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compag.2010.02.004 fatcat:rnfjrhcd6raxbcfp5n2rqwysle

A group decision making support system in logistics and supply chain management

Morteza Yazdani, Pascale Zarate, Adama Coulibaly, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
2017 Expert systems with applications  
A group decision making support system in logistics and supply chain management.  ...  Results: This paper designs a group decision making system to interface decision makers and customer values in order to aid agricultural partners and investors in the selection of third party logistic  ...  Authors of this publication acknowledge the contribution of the Project 691249, RU-CAPS: Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2017.07.014 fatcat:fnofnizuonaydne3cmpz5rwe7q

Index Insurance as an Innovative Tool for Managing Weather Risks in the Agrarian Sector of Economics

Olena Prokopchuk, Uman National University of Horticulture, Ihor Prokopchuk, Grzegorz Mentel, Uman National University of Horticulture, Rzeszow University of Technology
2018 Journal of Competitiveness  
This article justifies the use of a new methodical approach to index insurance of agricultural producers against weather risks, in particular, the use of the thermal-hydraulic combined index (Іth) as the  ...  developing an effective system of agrarian insurance, in particular.  ...  Of course, the index should show very precisely how the specific risk affects crop yields (this is due to the quality of the product development -reliability and accuracy of data, a mathematical model,  ... 
doi:10.7441/joc.2018.03.08 fatcat:uxona7rxa5gf7m6z3d46o3tuw4

An integrated decision support system for the Mediterranean forests

M.B. Costa Freitas, A. Xavier, R. Fragoso
2017 Land Use Policy  
To simulate decisions, and help managers and policy makers, a decision support system, which integrates the biological, environmental and economic management perspectives of agricultural and forest areas  ...  The results show that the decision support system proposed is an important tool for managing the territory and for implementing the manager's decisions.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are pleased to acknowledge financial support from Fundaç ão para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and FEDER/COMPETE (grant PEst-C/EGE/UI4007/2013).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.12.015 fatcat:tc6ufub7rnc2lozhuouqdbg5zi

Success and failure of decision support systems: Learning as we go

S. Newman, T. Lynch, A. A. Plummer
2000 Journal of Animal Science  
Decision support systems can assist producers in making better decisions by integrating information into a more useable form, altering production systems, enhancing management skills, and reducing costs  ...  on learning how to use the DSS itself.  ...  In an agricultural context, hard systems methodologies often center on mathematical models of the systems of interest.  ... 
doi:10.2527/jas2000.77e-suppl1e fatcat:s3tvwaf6mzbwbii4nny62tirxy

Exurbia from the bottom-up: Confronting empirical challenges to characterizing a complex system

Daniel G. Brown, Derek T. Robinson, Li An, Joan I. Nassauer, Moira Zellner, William Rand, Rick Riolo, Scott E. Page, Bobbi Low, Zhifang Wang
2008 Geoforum  
Based on two different conceptual models, one describing the evolution of urban form as a consequence of residential preferences and the other describing land-cover changes in an exurban township as a  ...  The data were used to investigate this system in the context of several themes from complexity science, including have (a) macro-level patterns; (b) autonomous decision making entities (i.e., agents);  ...  Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge financial support in the form of Grants from the National Science Foundation Biocomplexity in the Environment Program (BCS-0119804) and the Office of the Vice  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2007.02.010 fatcat:apylujbzjndlvbpc7clviy6ice

Sustainable Intensification Of Agriculture In Victoria'S Food Bowl: Optimizing Productivity With The Use Of Decision-Support Tools

M. Johnson, R. Faggian, V. Sposito
2018 Zenodo  
A Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approach is taken to develop an interactive decision-support tool that can be accessible to on-ground agricultural managers.  ...  A participatory and engaged approach is key in connecting agricultural managers to sustainable agricultural systems to support and optimize production in Victoria's food bowl.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to acknowledge the support of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the Goulburn Broken Regional Landcare Facilitator Steering Committee for their assistance  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1316543 fatcat:whcvkgqxr5fcjor6ogwin2rq64

Sustainable Intensification Of Agriculture In Victoria'S Food Bowl: Optimizing Productivity With The Use Of Decision-Support Tools

M. Johnson, R. Faggian, V. Sposito
2018 Zenodo  
A Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approach is taken to develop an interactive decision-support tool that can be accessible to on-ground agricultural managers.  ...  A participatory and engaged approach is key in connecting agricultural managers to sustainable agricultural systems to support and optimize production in Victoria's food bowl.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to acknowledge the support of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the Goulburn Broken Regional Landcare Facilitator Steering Committee for their assistance  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1316544 fatcat:it75kfvdrvfhvgqm26twcu6q3m

Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research (OR) in Agriculture and Forest Management (EWG-ORAFM)

L. M PLÀ, D. L SANDARS
2008 Journal of Agricultural Science  
The first part of the project focuses on gathering historical data and combining the data into a centralized research database.  ...  In order to improve the rate of convergence, a modified sub gradient can be used, for example the one suggested by Crowder (Crowder 1976 Software system to support decisions in young bull fattening.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0021859608007843 fatcat:skitry3ub5hl5mcs6o2jq5rpwi

Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research (OR) in Agriculture and Forest Management (EWG-ORAFM)

D. L. SANDARS, L. M. PLÀ
2009 Journal of Agricultural Science  
The first 'OR group' was set up at the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering by Dan Boyce in 1969 and is now at Cranfield University.  ...  The current paper will survey how things have changed over nearly 50 years of OR applied to agriculture.  ...  The model considers time steps of one day and is based on daily milk yield measurements that are available in modern milking systems.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0021859609008570 fatcat:qebfaps6jvb75m5gcf6tqy63ai

Local energy planning in the built environment: An analysis of model characteristics

Kathelijne Bouw, Klaas Jan Noorman, Carina J. Wiekens, André Faaij
2021 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
This model collaboration, consisting of model calculations and empirical and participatory methods, will be capable of better supporting decision-making in a local, multistakeholder context.  ...  Based on the gaps identified in the analysis, an analytical framework is proposed for local energy planning models for the built environment.  ...  Acknowledgements This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111030 fatcat:akewdqrvbvewtmtiqgyaygbtgq

Helping farmers face the increasing complexity of decision-making for crop protection

Vittorio ROSSI, Tito CAFFI, Francesca SALINARI
2012 Phytopathologia Mediterranea  
Different tools have been developed for supporting decision-making in plant disease control and include warning services, on-site devices, and decision support systems (DSSs).  ...  The European Community Directive 128/2009 on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides establishes a strategy for the use of plant protection products (PPPs) in the European Community so as to reduce risks to  ...  Acknowledgements The work leading to this review received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency http://ec.europa.eu/research/ rea ([FP7/  ... 
doi:10.14601/phytopathol_mediterr-11038 doaj:4937544a3e51480dbfea3cb1e4b4f185 fatcat:2og52blgizg5hgqlzmz2z4p5zi

E-Compendium of invited lectures and abstracts of National Online Training Programme on Conservation, Management and Utilization of Horticultural Genetic Resources for Livelihood and Nutritional Security [article]

P. E. Rajashekaran, Rajiv Kumar, Sridhar Gutam, M. R. Rohini, Linta Vincent, P.L. Anushma
2021 Zenodo  
E Compendium of invited lectures and abstracts of the National Online Training Programme on "Conservation, Management and Utilization of Horticultural Genetic Resources for Livelihood and Nutritional Security  ...  " held during November, 22-26, 2021 organized by ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru in association with the Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bengaluru.  ...  Ecological Niche Models (ENM) use mathematical techniques to relate the occurrence of species to environmental data.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5786650 fatcat:4cmokecrbndchovnvrl6rjtsmu

The Diffusion of Greenhouse Agriculture in Northern Thailand: Combining Econometrics and Agent-Based Modeling

Pepijn Schreinemachers, Thomas Berger, Aer Sirijinda, Suwanna Praneetvatakul
2009 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics-Revue Canadienne D'Agroeconomie  
This paper studies the diffusion of greenhouse agriculture in a watershed in the northern uplands of Thailand by applying econometrics and agent-based modeling in combination.  ...  On the methodological side, it shows that econometrically estimated models of farm household behavior are useful to design and to parameterize an agent-based model.  ...  Acknowledgement Financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under SFB-564 is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1744-7976.2009.01168.x fatcat:iic3aisfwfdofnvuiqnb6wpsjm
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