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Simulating soil fertility and poverty dynamics in Uganda: A bio-economic multi-agent systems approach

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  • Schreinemachers, Pepijn
  • Berger, Thomas
  • Aune, Jens B.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 387-401

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    1. Quang, Dang Viet & Schreinemachers, Pepijn & Berger, Thomas, 2014. "Ex-ante assessment of soil conservation methods in the uplands of Vietnam: An agent-based modeling approach," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 123(C), pages 108-119.
    2. Latynskiy, Evgeny & Berger, Thomas, 2012. "An Agent-Based Network Approach For Understanding, Analyzing And Supporting Rural Producer Organizations In Agriculture," 52nd Annual Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, September 26-28, 2012 137383, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    3. Kaufmann, Peter & Stagl, Sigrid & Franks, Daniel W., 2009. "Simulating the diffusion of organic farming practices in two New EU Member States," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(10), pages 2580-2593, August.
    4. Berkhout, E.D. & Schipper, R.A. & Van Keulen, H. & Coulibaly, O., 2011. "Heterogeneity in farmers' production decisions and its impact on soil nutrient use: Results and implications from northern Nigeria," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(1), pages 63-74, January.
    5. Schreinemachers, Pepijn & Potchanasin, Chakrit & Berger, Thomas & Roygrong, Sithidech, 2009. "The declining profitability of litchi orchards in northern Thailand: Can innovations reverse the trend?," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 50954, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    6. Schreinemachers, Pepijn & Berger, Thomas & Sirijinda, Aer & Praneetvatakul, Suwanna, 2009. "The diffusion of greenhouse agriculture in northern Thailand: Combining econometrics and agent-based modeling," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 50899, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    7. Aurbacher, Joachim & Dabbert, Stephan, 2011. "Generating crop sequences in land-use models using maximum entropy and Markov chains," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(6), pages 470-479, July.
    8. Roth, Andreas & Pan, Ying & Yu, Zhenrong & Doluschitz, Reiner, 2009. "Using multi-agent modeling technique to regionalize key processes and patterns of sustainable agricultural cropping systems in the North China Plain," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51747, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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