Land use change and agricultural intensification: Key research questions and innovative approaches uri icon

abstract

  • This paper reviews land use modeling approaches for assessing the economic and environmental impacts of agri-cultural intensification. It discusses the theoretical foundations of the modeling approaches, describes how to parameterize such models when micro-level data are available, and examines how to integrate them with bio-physical models for policy evaluation. Based on the literature review, the paper identifies key research questions and discusses appropriate methods and data and promising areas for investigating those questions

publication date

  • 2014