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Analysis of environmental and economic efficiency using a farm population micro-simulation model

Thiagarajah Ramilan, Frank Scrimgeour, Dan Marsh

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN SIMULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2011

Abstract

New Zealand's success in raising agricultural productivity has been accompanied by higher input use, leading to adverse effects on the environment. Until recently, analysis of farm performance has tended to ignore such negative externalities. The current emphasis on environmental issues has led dairy farmers to target improvements in both environmental performance and productivity. Therefore, measuring the environmental performance of farms and integrating this information into farm productivity calculations should assist in making informed policy decisions which promote sustainable development. However, this is a challenging process since conventional environmental efficiency measures are u..

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