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2001-06-06Buch DOI: 10.18452/8258
Modeling farmers' response to uncertain rainfall in Burkina Faso
dc.contributor.authorMaatman, Arno
dc.contributor.authorSchweigman, Caspar
dc.contributor.authorRuijs, Arjan
dc.contributor.authorVlerk, Maarten H. van der
dc.contributor.editorHigle, Julie L.
dc.contributor.editorRömisch, Werner
dc.contributor.editorSen, Surrajeet
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:44:04Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:44:04Z
dc.date.created2006-02-16
dc.date.issued2001-06-06
dc.date.submitted2001-05-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/8910
dc.description.abstractFarmers on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso in West Africa cultivate under precarious con-ditions. Rainfall variability is extremely high in this area, and accounts for much of the uncertainty surrounding the farmers? decision-making process. Strategies to cope with these risk are typically dynamic. Sequential decision making is one of the most important ways to cope with risk due to uncertain rainfall. In this paper, a stochastic programming model is presented to describe farmers? sequential decisions in reaction to rainfall. The model describes farmers? strategies of production, consumption, selling, purchasing and storage from the start of the growing season until one year after the harvest period. This dynamic model better describes farmers? strategies than static mod-els that are usually applied. This study draws important policy conclusions regarding reorientation of research programs and illustrates how operations research techniques can be usefully applied to study grass root problems in developing countries.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, Institut für Mathematik
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc510 Mathematik
dc.titleModeling farmers' response to uncertain rainfall in Burkina Faso
dc.typebook
dc.subtitlea stochastic programming approach
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/8910-4
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8258
local.edoc.container-titleStochastic Programming E-Print Series
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameINFORMS
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLinthicum, Md.
local.edoc.container-volume2001
local.edoc.container-issue7
local.edoc.container-year2002
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2936317-2

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