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Mathematical model for strategic planning optimization in the pome fruit industry

  • Catalá, Luis P.
  • Durand, Guillermo A.
  • Blanco, Aníbal M.
  • Alberto Bandoni, J.
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    This paper presents a strategic planning model for optimal restructuring of a pome (pears and apples) production farm concerning varieties and planting densities. The model decides the optimal investment policy for a given farm, maximizing the net present value of business while dynamically deciding its planting structure along a given time horizon under different financing scenarios. The model constraints impose restrictions on the activities to take into account risks and cultural practices. The mathematical model corresponds to a mixed integer linear programming problem, where integer decisions are related to the minimum reconversion land unit and funding requirements.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 115 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 63-71

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:115:y:2013:i:c:p:63-71
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