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Dynamic agricultural household bio-economic simulator (DAHBSIM) model description: biosight project technical report


  • Guillermo Flichman

    (CIHEAM - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)

  • Hatem Belhouchette

    () (CIHEAM - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)

  • Adam M. Komarek

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Sophie Drogue

    () (UMR MOISA - Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs - CIRAD - Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - Montpellier SupAgro - Centre international d'études supérieures en sciences agronomiques - INRA Montpellier - Institut national de la recherche agronomique [Montpellier] - CIHEAM - Centre International des Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - Montpellier SupAgro - Institut national d’études supérieures agronomiques de Montpellier)

  • James Hawkins

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Roza Chenoune

    (CIHEAM - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)

  • Siwa Msangi

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)


DAHBSIM is a dynamic, bio-economic model of agricultural households that was designed to be applied to a rural, developing country-setting, for the purpose of addressing questions around the biophysical constraints to on-farm agricultural productivity, and the whole-farm implications of alternative strategies to sustainable agricultural intensification. The model links socio-economic and biophysical aspects, in order to better illustrate the environmental and human welfare implications of different agricultural production practices, as they are influenced by policy-driven changes in prices of inputs or outputs, or by changes in the physical environment.

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  • Guillermo Flichman & Hatem Belhouchette & Adam M. Komarek & Sophie Drogue & James Hawkins & Roza Chenoune & Siwa Msangi, 2016. "Dynamic agricultural household bio-economic simulator (DAHBSIM) model description: biosight project technical report," Working Papers hal-01432629, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-01432629
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    2. Komarek, Adam M. & Drogue, Sophie & Chenoune, Roza & Hawkins, James & Msangi, Siwa & Belhouchette, Hatem & Flichman, Guillermo, 2017. "Agricultural household effects of fertilizer price changes for smallholder farmers in central Malawi," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 154(C), pages 168-178.


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