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Unravelling the informal silage maize trade: a multi-agent modelling approach

Anouk Mertens, Koen Monderlaers, Dakerlia Claeys, Ludwig H. Lauwers and Jeroen Buysse

No 182956, 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: This short poster paper presents ongoing research on the informal silage maize trade between specialised dairy farmers in Flanders, Belgium. We investigated the influence of transaction costs on the silage maize trade market. Additionally, we investigated the influence of the establishment of biogas plants on silage maize prices. The research indicates that with increasing transaction costs, trade between farmers declines. Furthermore, in the presence of a biogas plant, silage maize prices increase, whereas transaction distances increase.

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Date: 2014-08
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