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Handbook of Operations Research in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry

  • Lluis M. Plà-Aragonés

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 224)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Esteve Nadal-Roig, Lluis M. Plà-Aragonés
    Pages 1-18
  3. Nicholas Mason, Héctor Flores, J. René Villalobos, Omar Ahumada
    Pages 19-54
  4. Rogerio A. R. Junqueira, Reinaldo Morabito
    Pages 55-77
  5. Marcela C. González-Araya, Wladimir E. Soto-Silva, Luis G. Acosta Espejo
    Pages 79-105
  6. Esteban López-Milán, Lluis M. Plà-Aragonés
    Pages 107-127
  7. Víctor M. Albornoz, Néstor M. Cid-García, Rodrigo Ortega, Yasmín A. Ríos-Solís
    Pages 129-162
  8. Esteve Nadal-Roig, Lluís M. Plà-Aragonés
    Pages 163-177
  9. Leorey Marquez, Andrew Higgins, Silvia Estrada-Flores
    Pages 179-200
  10. A. Cobo, I. Llorente, L. Luna
    Pages 221-239
  11. V. A. Ogurtsov, M. A. P. M. van Asseldonk, R. B. M. Huirne
    Pages 259-275
  12. Leorey Marquez, Geoff Robinson, Simon Dunstall
    Pages 277-306
  13. Xavier Ezcurra, Lluís M. Plà-Aragonés
    Pages 307-326
  14. Lluís M. Plà-Aragonés, Sara V. Rodríguez-Sánchez
    Pages 381-395
  15. E. Joannopoulos, F. Dubeau, J.-P. Dussault, C. Pomar
    Pages 397-417
  16. Lars Relund Nielsen, Anders Ringgaard Kristensen
    Pages 419-454

About this book


The scope of this book is Operations Research methods in Agriculture and a thorough discussion of derived applications in the Agri-food industry.  The book summarizes current research and practice in this area and illustrates the development of useful approaches to deal with actual problems arising in the agriculture sector and the agri-food industry.

This book is intended to collect in one volume high quality chapters on Methods and Applications in Agriculture and Agri-food industry considering both theoretical issues and application results.  Methods applied to problems in agriculture and the agri-food industry include, but are not restricted to, the following themes:

  • Dynamic programming
  • Multi-criteria decision methods
  • Markov decision processes
  • Linear programming
  • Stochastic programming
  • Parameter estimation and knowledge acquisition
  • Learning from data
  • Simulation
  • Descriptive and normative decision tree techniques, including: agent modelling and simulation, and state of the art surveys

Each chapter includes some standard and traditional methodology but also some recent research advances. All the applications presented in the chapters have been inspired and motivated by the demands from the agriculture and food production areas.


Agri-Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agricultural Operations Environmental Operations Operations Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Lluis M. Plà-Aragonés
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Faculty of Law and EconomicsUniversity of LleidaLleidaSpain

About the editors

Lluís M. Plà-Aragonès is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Lleida (UdL) and a Senior Researcher in the Animal Production Area at the UdL-IRTA Center. His research interests include operational research methods applied in agriculture and forest management, with special reference to simulation, dynamic programming, Markov decision processes and production planning. He coordinates the EURO working group called Operational Research in Agriculture and Forest management. He is also a member of INFORMS and EURO.

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