A New Modus Operandi for the Agricultural Economics Profession

Author(s): Stonehouse, D Peter

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Abstract Agricultural economics has, until the 1990s, enjoyed a reputation for relevance and usefulness to the agri-food industry and policy-makers. That reputation has been jeopardized by a growing infatuation with models and quantification, and a concomitant underemphasis placed on many complex problems and issues of society. An illustrative example is explored, using agricultural activity-related damage to the natural resource base, environment and ecology. Agricultural economists are urged to respond by broadening their terms of reference and joining forces with other disciplines.
Publication Title Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication Date 01/1997
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Keywords AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Agricultural Economics
Broader economics theoretical framework
CANADA
CASH-CROPPING FARMS
CHALLENGES
CONSERVATION
Complex societal issues
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Ethics
Evolutionary Biology
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Multi-dimensional
Multi-disciplinary
Multi-sectoral
Multiple perspective
ONTARIO
POLICY
PUBLIC-INTEREST
Philosophy
Plant Sciences
SYSTEMS
TILLAGE
Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
broader economics theoretical framework
complex societal issues
multi-dimensional
multi-disciplinary
multi-sectoral
multidimensional
multiple perspective
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