Knowledge maps in agriculture and rural development
H. Brožová, T. Šubrt, J. Bartoškahttps://doi.org/10.17221/263-AGRICECONCitation:Brožová H., Šubrt T., Bartoška J. (2008): Knowledge maps in agriculture and rural development. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 54: 546-552.
The possibility of knowledge maps use in the decision-making process in agriculture and rural development is discussed in this paper. Each knowledge map presents a visualization of knowledge using different tools, where a mathematical model can be applied as one of them. The hierarchical structure of a knowledge map conforms to the general structure of a mathematical model. The mathematical model, when successfully solved and correctly read, is a knowledge map in itself. The parallels exist also between the creation process of a mathematical model and of a knowledge map. In general, every phase of a system approach can lead to a special knowledge map. The following paper explains this process and demonstrates it on the farm production structure optimisation problem solved by using a linear programming model.Keywords:knowledge formalisation, system approach, decision-making, map creation process, model creation process