Mathematical programming models for agri-environmental policy analysis: A case study from the White Carpathians
P. Havlík, F. Jacquet, J.M. Boisson, S. Hejduk, P. Veselýhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4996-AGRICECONCitation:Havlík P., Jacquet F., Boisson J.M., Hejduk S., Veselý P. (2006): Mathematical programming models for agri-environmental policy analysis: A case study from the White Carpathians. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 52: 51-66.
BEGRAB_PRO.1 – a mathematical programming model for BEef and GRAssland Biodiversity PRoduction Optimisation – elaborated for analysis of organic suckler cow farms in the Protected Landscape Area White Carpathians, the Czech Republic, is presented and applied to the analysis of jointness between several environmental goods. In this way, the paper complements recent studies on jointness between commodities and non-commodities. If these goods are joint in production, agri-environmental payments must be carefully designed because they do not influence only production of the environmental good they are intended for but also the production of other environmental goods. If jointness is negative, any increase in the payment for an environmental good leads to a decrease in production of other environmental goods.
mathematical programming, jointness, agricultural policy, biodiversity, suckler cows