Development of a Comprehensive Local Climate-Responsive Agricultural Model
Dijk, Anke van
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This study introduces a simple comprehensive local agricultural model to explore the dynamics of population, food production, and land use. The model incorporates diverse scenarios and policies to provide insights into the interactions between population growth, food availability, and climate-related factors. The importance of finding a balance between food production and land preservation is emphasized, as agriculture can both contribute to and detract from Green Growth. The model demonstrates the impact of different policies on population size and the effects of climate damage and land degradation. Comparisons between different policymakers reveal the trade-offs between sustainability and productivity. The application of a Malthusian framework highlights the consequences of unrestricted food production on population dynamics. The models results underlines the need for sustainable land management and provide a foundation for further research on policies that promote Green Growth while ensuring food security and environmental sustainability.