Agricultural Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2018)

ISSN Print: 2156-8553   ISSN Online: 2156-8561

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Toward Modelling of Transformational Change Processes in Farm Decision-Making

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DOI: 10.4236/as.2018.93024    580 Downloads   1,010 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

In the coming decades, agricultural systems will have to adapt to tremendous challenges. Behavioral models have important potential to better understand and steer changes toward sustainability brought about by this context. Relying on a literature review, we distinguish incremental changes (extensions of what is already done) and transformational changes, which involve the reorientation of a considerable amount of farming activities. Transformational changes are particularly important in the context of global change. Existing integrated modelling frameworks based on behavioral theories are suited for incremental changes, but remain limited for transformational changes. Qualitative studies provide important insights on two key aspects of transformational changes, learning and social relations, but they have not been explicitly oriented toward computer modelling yet. Based on this literature and three seminal decision-making approaches, we propose a description of transformational change processes in farm decision-making, as a first step toward an implementation in agent-based models.

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Huet, S. , Rigolot, C. , Xu, Q. , De Cacqueray-Valmenier, Y. and Boisdon, I. (2018) Toward Modelling of Transformational Change Processes in Farm Decision-Making. Agricultural Sciences, 9, 340-350. doi: 10.4236/as.2018.93024.

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