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Modeling and analyzing the agroecological performance of farms with ECOPATH


  • Dalsgaard, J.P.T.
  • Oficial, R.T.


Intensive and integrated resource management, where field crops, vegetables, trees, livestock and fish production are combined through efficient reuse of wastes, residues, by-products and external inputs, offers a potential avenue towards a productive and ecologically balanced agriculture. The ECOPATH model software provides important insights into the structure and function of global aquatic ecosystems. The application of the same concept and approach to terrestrial-based culture systems exemplifies a tool which has the potential to improve communication and productivity within research while addressing the issue of sustainable natural resources management.

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  • Dalsgaard, J.P.T. & Oficial, R.T., 1998. "Modeling and analyzing the agroecological performance of farms with ECOPATH," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 13080, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:13080

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    1. Dalsgaard, J.P.T. & Oficial, R.T., 1995. "Insights into the ecological performance of agroecosystems with ECOPATH II," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 18(3), pages 26-27.
    2. Brummett, Randall E. & Noble, R., 1995. "Aquaculture for African smallholders," Technical Reports 44729, Worldfish Center.
    3. Conway, Gordon R., 1987. "The properties of agroecosystems," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 95-117.
    4. Lightfoot, C. & Feldman, S. & Abedin, M.Z., 1991. "Households, agroecosystems and rural resources management: a guidebook for broadening the concepts of gender and farming systems," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 6857, September.
    5. Christensen, V. & Pauly, D., 1996. "Ecological modeling for all," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 19(2), pages 25-26.
    6. Dalsgaard, J. P. T. & Oficial, R. T., 1997. "A quantitative approach for assessing the productive performance and ecological contributions of smallholder farms," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 55(4), pages 503-533, December.
    7. Biggs, Stephen D., 1995. "Farming systems research and rural poverty: Relationships between context and content," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 161-174.
    8. Christensen, V. & Pauly, D., 1995. "Fish production, catches and the carrying capacity of the world oceans," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 18(3), pages 34-40.
    9. Dalsgaard, J.P.T., 1995. "Applying systems ecology to the analysis of integrated agriculture-aquaculture farms," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 18(2), pages 15-19.
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    Farming systems; Agricultural ecology; Resource management; Mathemathical models; Monitoring; Modelling;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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