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Abstract

Since 1976, the EEC and its member countries have undertaken economic research projects to familiarize themselves with the microeconomics of producing energy from agricultural and forest by-products. Economists continue interested in two fields: The economics of non- food crop production; and: the methods used to aid government decisions. These two subjects were singled out for study within the scope of the Community Energy and Agriculture programme and were studied by a working group of economists. They presented their work in Brussels in October 1985. This book contains the text of these presentations and describes the initial results of ongoing research. Concerning the first subject, a detailed analysis of the cost of such crops and those of competing crops is performed. Moreover, the first part of the book contains methodological research conducted on the example of short rotation forestry. Concerning the methodology used for government decisions, it is found that the tools needed for correct decision making with regard to biomass are currently lacking; and that the complexity of the problem precludes the definition of an appropriate method. In the second part of the book a number of already well examined avenues of research are presented.

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Authors: SOURIE J C INRA, THIVERAL-GRIGNON (FRANCE) KILLEN L AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE, DUBLIN (IRELAND) , INRA, THIVERAL-GRIGNON (FRANCE);AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 187 P., 1986, ISBN 1-85166-028-3 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: UKL 25, (EUR 10355 EN).
Record Number: 1989124134300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en