A system disrupted-The grazing economy of North Wales in the wake of Chernobyl

W. A. Kerr, S. Mooney

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Abstract

Considerable attention has been given to the study of agricultural systems but less attention has been given to systems in a disrupted state. This study examines the disruption to the grazing system of North Wales which arose from the accident at Chernobyl. The objective was to study farmer reactions to the disruption and to gain insights into the effect of the policies implemented. To this end, a stylized model of the grazing system is developed and the effects of the disruptive shock are assessed within the model's structure. In the process, the interactive complexities of the grazing system are illustrated and the diversity of responses available to farmers explored. The ramifications of this diversity for the design of policies is then briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalAgricultural Systems
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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