Crop plan optimization under risk on a farm level in the Czech Republic
J. Janováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/77/2013-AGRICECONCitation:Janová J. (2014): Crop plan optimization under risk on a farm level in the Czech Republic. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 60: 123-132.
The precise agricultural operations research models claiming complex solutions and specialized software tools may appear too complicated to truly support the decision making process on the farm level. The specific balance between the simplifications made and the correspondence to the real problem must be found when building decision support for a local farmer. In this paper, a decision support model for agricultural production planning in the Czech Republic is developed covering both the randomness of parameters entering the problem and the complex crop succession requirements. Crucially, the model can be approached using software tools commonly available to farmers. The structure of the simplified model is described in detail, its validity proved by the recently suggested simulation procedures and the general applicability of the model structuring for a local agriculture decision support is discussed.Keywords:
crop plan, crop rotation constraints, optimization, stochastic programming.