Environmental Problems and the Behavioral and Policy Dimensions of Agricultural Production Systems

Clapham WB (1979). Environmental Problems and the Behavioral and Policy Dimensions of Agricultural Production Systems. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-055

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Abstract

The interactions between agriculture and the environment have emerged as important factors linking the concerns of the agriculturist, the economist, and the systems analyst. Recognition of their importance has led to the establishment of a task at IIASA to study the environmental problems of agriculture. During the first year of this task, it has looked at environmental problems at the field level and at the regional and national levels. In addition, it has attempted to provide a framework which can allow the insights made at one level to become meaningful at the others as well.

This paper presents an overview of ways in which views that normally characterize field-oriented or national-oriented studies of environment and agriculture can be joined in the context of a systems analysis of agricultural production systems. It presents a detailed picture of the phenomena comprising agricultural production and related systems, concentrating on the interactions among these phenomena. It summarized these interactions in a series of three cross-impact or contingency matrices which can be used as the basis for a detailed analysis of specific systems.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 05:43
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1128

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