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CAP-reform and the provision of non-commodity outputs in Brandenburg

Kathrin Happe, Martin Damgaard, Amanda Osuch, Claudia Sattler, Peter Zander, Sandra Uthes, Johannes Schuler and Annette Piorr
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Amanda Sahrbacher

German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2006, vol. 55, issue 05-06, 12

Abstract: This paper presents an attempt to model the response of selected farms to decoupled direct payments and the associated impact on the provision of a defined set of non-commodity outputs (NCO’s) using a combined modelling approach consisting of the AgriPoliS and MODAM models. AgriPoliS focuses on the socio-economic dimension of multifunctionality at the individual farm and regional levels and explicitly models heterogeneous farms (in size, location and efficiency) within a competitive and dynamic environment. The linear-programming model MODAM allows a detailed representation of production processes and their impact on the environmental dimension of multifunctionality at the farm level. We simulate the impact of a uniform area payment and a fully decoupled single farm payment. Our case study region is the district Ostprignitz-Ruppin in Brandenburg. Results show that the decoupling schemes create a trade-off between the NCO’s and that adjustment reactions differ between farms depending on their legal form, size, and production.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.97193

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