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Finding niches for whole-farm design models - contradictio in terminis?

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  • Sterk, B.
  • van Ittersum, M.K.
  • Leeuwis, C.
  • Rossing, W.A.H.
  • van Keulen, H.
  • van de Ven, G.W.J.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 87 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 211-228

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:87:y:2006:i:2:p:211-228

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    1. Hochman, Z. & Carberry, P.S., 2011. "Emerging consensus on desirable characteristics of tools to support farmers' management of climate risk in Australia," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(6), pages 441-450, July.
    2. Laborte, Alice G. & Van Ittersum, Martin K. & Van den Berg, Marrit M., 2007. "Multi-scale analysis of agricultural development: A modelling approach for Ilocos Norte, Philippines," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 94(3), pages 862-873, June.
    3. Le Gal, P.-Y. & Dugué, P. & Faure, G. & Novak, S., 2011. "How does research address the design of innovative agricultural production systems at the farm level? A review," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(9), pages 714-728.

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