Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

New Robust, Reliable and Coherent Modelling Tools

  • Constantin Zopounidis
  • Nikos Kalogeras
  • Konstadinos Mattas
  • Gert van Dijk
  • George Baourakis

Part of the Cooperative Management book series (COMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Risk Management and Pricing Issues in Agricultural Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. C. Leucci, S. Ghinoi, D. Sgargi, V. J. Wesz Junior
      Pages 3-21
    3. Siyi Feng, Julian Binfield, Myles Patton, John Davis
      Pages 41-61
  3. Estimating Income and Performance Levels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. A. Bezat-Jarzębowska, W. Rembisz, A. Sielska
      Pages 87-107
  4. Surveying and Experimental Designs in Agricultural Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Foivos Anastasiadis, Fragiskos Archontakis, Georgios Banias, Charisios Achillas
      Pages 137-150
    3. Frank Offermann, Anne Margarian
      Pages 151-162
    4. Dimitrios Andreopoulos, Dimitrios Damigos, Francesco Comiti, Christian Fischer
      Pages 163-178
    5. G. Benedetto, D. Carboni, G. L. Corinto
      Pages 179-196
  5. The Influence of Climate Change and Constraints

  6. Regulatory Changes and Management of Emissions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Stefano Corsi, Stefano Pareglio, Marco Acutis, Andrea Tosini, Alessia Perego, Andrea Giussani
      Pages 281-296
  7. Assessing Differences in Policy Implementation Across Countries and Sectors

  8. Greening Criteria for Agricultural and Rural Policy Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. R. Gigante, F. Arfini, M. Donati
      Pages 371-388
    3. R. Harbouze, Ph. Le Grusse, A. Bouaziz, J. C. Mailhol, P. Ruelle, M. Raki
      Pages 401-422

About this book


This book focuses on the use of farm level, micro- and macro-data of cooperative systems and networks in developing new robust, reliable and coherent modeling tools for agricultural and environmental policy analysis. The efficacy of public intervention on agriculture is largely determined by the existence of reliable information on the effects of policy options and market developments on farmers' production decisions, and in particular, on key issues such as levels of agricultural and non-agricultural output, land use and incomes, use of natural resources, sustainable-centric management, structural change and the viability of family farms. Over the last years, several methods and analytical tools have been developed for policy analysis using various sets of data. Such methods have been based on integrated approaches in an effort to investigate the above key issues, and have thus attempted to offer a powerful environment for decision making, particularly in an era of radical change for both agriculture and the wider economy.


agricultural policy environmental policy modeling tools policy analysis simulation methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Constantin Zopounidis
    • 1
  • Nikos Kalogeras
    • 2
  • Konstadinos Mattas
    • 3
  • Gert van Dijk
    • 4
  • George Baourakis
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Production Engineering and ManagementTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  2. 2.Department of MarketingMaastricht University School of Business and EconomicsMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of AgricultureAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.Center for EntrepreneurshipNyenrode Business UniversityBreukelenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Business Economics & ManagementMediterrean Agronomic Inst. of ChaniaChaniaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06634-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06635-6
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