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Coping with risk in agriculture

Author: J B Hardaker; Ruud B M Huirne; Jock R Anderson
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CAB International, ©1997.
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The aim of this book is to introduce the nature of agriculture decision-making under uncertainty, the concept of rational choice and its foundations in theories of probability and risk preference. It also describes methods for the analysis of risky decisions that can be used in agriculture and the preparation of plans for risk management. Including numerous practical examples, the book is aimed at senior  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hardaker, J.B.
Coping with risk in agriculture.
Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CAB International, ©1997
(OCoLC)903637482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J B Hardaker; Ruud B M Huirne; Jock R Anderson
ISBN: 085199119X 9780851991191
OCLC Number: 36841348
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface --
1. Introduction to risk in agriculture --
2. An outline of decision analysis --
3. Measuring uncertainty with subjective probabilities --
4. Making better probability judgements --
5. Attitudes to risky consequences --
6. Integrating beliefs and preferences for decision analysis --
7. Decision analysis with preferences unknown --
8. Decision analysis with multiple objectives --
9. Accounting for risk in programming models for whole-farm planning --
10. Risky farm decision making and time --
11. Strategies farmers can use to manage risk --
12. Risk considerations in agricultural policy making and planning --
Appendix: Selected software for decision analysis.
Responsibility: J. Brian Hardaker, Ruud B.M. Huirne, and Jock R. Anderson.
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