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The Development of an Organic Agriculture Model: A System Dynamics Approach to Support Decision-Making Processes

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  • Crtomir Rozman

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Andrej Å kraba

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Miroljub Kljajic

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Karmen Pažek

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Martina Bavec

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Franci Bavec

    (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Abstract

This article describes the problem state of organic farming development and procedures for modeling by the means of system dynamics, with emphasis on the organic products market. The modeling principles are described in the following steps: problem state formulation, development of causal loop diagrams, model development, scenario analysis and formulation of acceptable strategies. Basic structures developed by the system dynamics principle are presented. The concept of archetypes in the field of organic agriculture modeling is described. The simulation scenarios are formulated as a case study for the Slovenian organic agriculture.

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  • Crtomir Rozman & Andrej Å kraba & Miroljub Kljajic & Karmen Pažek & Martina Bavec & Franci Bavec, 2009. "The Development of an Organic Agriculture Model: A System Dynamics Approach to Support Decision-Making Processes," International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), IGI Global, vol. 1(3), pages 46-57, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jdsst0:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:46-57
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