The Canadian Component of the IIASA World Food Model

Graham JD, Huff HB, & Lattimore RG (1985). The Canadian Component of the IIASA World Food Model. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-85-023

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Abstract

Understanding the nature and dimensions of the world food problem and the policies available to alleviate it has been the focal point of IIASA's Food and Agriculture Program (FAP) since it began in 1977.

National food systems are highly interdependent, and yet the major policy options exist at the national level. Therefore, to explore these options, it is necessary both to develop policy models for national economies and to link them together by trade and capital transfers. Over the years FAP has, with the help of a network of collaborating institutions, developed and linked national policy models of twenty countries, which together account for nearly 80 percent of important agricultural attributes such as area, production, population, exports, imports and so on. The remaining countries are represented by 14 somewhat simpler models of groups of countries.

A separate national model of Canada, which is a major agricultural trader, is included in our system of linked models. Several different approaches to model Canadian agriculture were tried out and compared with the help of Canadian specialists from the University of British Columbia and Agriculture Canada. John Graham, H. Bruce Huff and Ralph G. Lattimore have described these approaches and compared them in this paper.

This working paper is one of a series of Working Papers documenting the work that went into developing the various models of FAP's system of linked models.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:56
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 05:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2677

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