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dc.contributor.authorRyan, Mary
dc.contributor.authorO’Donoghue, Cathal
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T14:52:18Z
dc.date.available2021-07-21T14:52:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationRyan, M. O'Donoghue, C. Developing a microsimulation model for farm forestry planting decisions. International Journal of Microsimulation 2019; 12(2). 4 DOI: https://doi.org/10.34196/ijm.00199en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2491
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing pressure in Europe to convert land from agriculture to forestry which would enable the sequestration of additional carbon, thereby mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas production. However, there is little or no information available on the drivers of the land use change decision from agriculture to forestry at individual farm level, which is complicated by the inter-temporal nature of the decision.This paper describes a static microsimulation approach which provides a better understanding of the life-cycle relativity of forestry and agricultural incomes, using Ireland as a casestudy. The microsimulation methodology allows for the generation of actual and counterfactual forest and agricultural income streams and for other attributes of utility such as long-term wealth and leisure, for the first time. These attributes are then modelled using purpose built forest models and farm microdata from a 30 year longitudinal dataset. The results show the importance of financial drivers but additionally show that wealth and leisure are also important factors in this inter-temporal land use change decision. By facilitating the examination of the distribution of farms across the farming population, the use of a static microsimulation approach allows us to make a considerable contribution to the literature in relation to the underlying drivers of farm afforestation behaviour. In the broader context of Climate Smart Agriculture and the Grand Challenges facing the intensification of agricultural production, these findings have implications for policies that seek to optimize natural resource use.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Microsimulation Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Microsimulation;12
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectafforestationen_US
dc.subjectopportunity costen_US
dc.subjectlife-cycleen_US
dc.subjectstatic microsimulation modelen_US
dc.titleDeveloping a microsimulation model for farm forestry planting decisionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.34196/ijm.00199
dc.source.volume12
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage18
dc.source.endpage36
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-21T14:52:19Z
dc.source.journaltitleInternational Journal of Microsimulation


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