Yves Surry

Yves Surry
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | SLU · Department of Economics

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Purpose A better understanding of the determinants of demand through accurate estimates of the elasticity of import demand can help policymakers and exporters improve their market access and competitiveness. This study analyzed the EU's demand for imported potato from major suppliers between 1994 and 2018, with the aim to evaluate the competitivene...
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Purpose: A better understanding of the determinants of demand through accurate estimates of the elasticity of import demand can help policymakers and exporters improve their market access and competitiveness. This study analyzed the EU’s demand for imported potato from major suppliers between 1994 and 2018, with the aim to evaluate the competitiven...
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When designing structural reforms for rural areas, the regional dimension is crucial. This study implemented a multi-directional efficiency approach in a regional, rural development context with the aim of analysing the regional efficiency of agricultural resources. The efficiency patterns of each input and output were observed over three Common Ag...
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en A trade restrictiveness index (TRI) aggregates an entire protection structure into a single uniform measure that is consistent with trade theory and reflects the extent of policy interventions on trade or welfare. Although there are several variants of a TRI, all approaches aggregate protective measures using weights that depend on import demand...
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This paper examined the export performance of Egypt's small and medium-sized agri-food firms in relation to the proliferation and intensification of EU food safety and quality standards. The empirical work that was based on a survey and the estimation of ordered probit models revealed that certification is an indispensable market access instrument...
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Agriculture is one of most vulnerable sectors in the country, with the imminent intensification of global warming effects. In this paper, we attempt to assess the adaptation of Macedonian crop farmers to the impact of climate change. An alternative specification of the Ricardian model is adopted by using a composite aridity index to capture the res...
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This paper examined the export performance of Egypt’s small and medium-sized agri-food firms in relation to the proliferation and intensification of EU food safety and quality standards. The empirical work that was based on a survey and the estimation of ordered probit models revealed that certification is an indispensable market access instrument...
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To date, the process of conversion to organic farming has been analysed as a choice between only two alternatives, conventional versus organic farming. However, the conversion process in the EU is a two-tier decision, which brings the possibility of a nested structure between mixed and organic farming. In the context of Sweden, where the conversion...
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This paper applies conditional quantile regression to specific production costs using the European Farm Accounting Data Network (FADN). In this process, specific production costs for each farm are assumed to depend upon the values of outputs broken down into sixteen categories of agricultural products. On the basis of results obtained for three maj...
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In this paper, the export success of Egypt’s small and medium-sized agricultural exporters was approximated through foreign to domestic sales, rejection frequency and market shift. Several factors were revealed to influence their export success. Monitory compliance costs were found not to have a significant effect on the export success proxies, ind...
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This cross-country investigation of food demand and its determinants confirmed a number of stylized facts: first, consumers respond to prices and the law of demand applies to all foods at a fairly high level of product disaggregation; second, most food products are necessities, as their demand responds positively but less than proportionally to cha...
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Sustainable management of water resources is imperative in the Western Balkan (WB) region, due to the seasonal, spatial and quality distribution of these resources. This paper analyzed water consumption and associated relationships between the economic sectors in Macedonia in 2005, based on input–output (IO) analysis. Using an environmentally exten...
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The economic impacts of equine activities in Norway and Sweden were analysed and differences between effects at national and regional levels were examined in detail. An input-output (IO) model was used to examine linkages and impacts. Unfortunately, horse-related information is currently either lacking or distributed across different sectors of the...
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The European Union (EU) is the major import market for Egyptian fresh potatoes. Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) jointly imported about 44 percent of Egyptian potato exports to the EU during the period 1994-2012. This study sought to identify the determinants of import demand for Egyptian potatoes in these two countries. A general differentiated...
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This study analyzed direct and indirect relationships in water consumption by Macedonian economic sectors using virtual water in an input-output framework. Macedonia was found to be characterized by intensive water consumption, with some sectors having a significant virtual water content in their products. Virtual water multipliers were used to ana...
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The role of standards as trade barriers is most often explained by a prohibitive increase in production and commercialisation costs for producers in developing countries (Henson and Loader 2001; Horton 1998). Moreover, these costs are increasing with the proliferation of standards, including private standards, characterized by non-harmonized compli...
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Agrifood systems are increasingly being examined and judged by public opinion on their ability to deliver safe food products. In particular, the various disease outbreaks that occurred in recent decades at international level (mad cow disease, dioxin, salmonella, E. coli) have dramatically raised awareness of how intensive and highly industrialised...
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This book provides an economic perspective on the effects of food safety standards on international trade. Focusing on food safety regulation at an international level and private food safety standards, the authors use contemporary methodologies to analyze supply chain structures and organization as well as food-chain actors’ strategies. They also...
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This article estimates the relationship between demand for Swedish gambling, income and the other socioeconomic variables using empirical models of participation and gambling expenditure. It also indirectly attempts to account for the effect of a recent recession on gambling behaviour by examining gambling behaviour when the economy was growing ver...
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Structural change towards more 'industrialised' pig farming is widely criticised for having adverse effects on farm animal welfare (FAW). This criticism implies that larger farms might be less concerned with animal welfare than smaller, more diversified farms, e.g. since small farmers would value FAW more. Based on data from veterinary pig farm ins...
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Originating from multivariate statistics, random matrix theory (RMT) is used in order to test whether the elements of an empirical correlation coefficient matrix are noise dominated or contain true information. In this article, an attempt is made to apply the properties of RMT in macroeconomic time series data, by investigating the degree of conver...
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This paper reconsiders the reliability of the results obtained by Hristov et al. (2012) from the input-output analysis of water consumption, by taking into account the effect of uncertainty inherent in the data. The imprecision and uncertainty is studied within a workable fuzzy environment as introduced by Beynon et al. (2005), where rank reversal...
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Canada's hog sector has faced two decades of tumultuous growth, yet there are no recent estimates of supply response. This study uses state-space methods to account for a multiplicity of autonomous structural changes impacting the sector and determines if the fundamental relationship between supply response and hog prices has changed from previous...
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The study provides empirical evidence for the efficiency of the Swedish farms for the period 1998-2008, and examines how selected Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures and farm and farmers characteristics contribute towards improving the farm efficiency. Furthermore the study checks if the CAP support has accomplished to compensate differences...
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The objective of this paper is to propose an econometric methodology aimed at estimating production costs in plant protection for field crops, using farm accounting data. Following an introductory and brief overview of the institutional framework underlying a strategy to reduce in the medium run the use of pesticides in France, we present the propo...
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Over the last four to five decades the demand for (non)alcoholic beverages In France has changed dramatically. The total adult per capita consumption of alcohol (in pure alcohol equivalents) has decreased from 24.30 litres in 1963 to 12.30 litres in 2009 (WHO 2012). Furthermore, changing preferences have led to shifts between different kinds of alc...
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As agricultural policy reform and its effects have become increasingly territorialised, analyses that attempt to explain or predict impacts need to be both more localised and to identify spill‐over effects. Local and regional general equilibrium approaches have become increasingly popular because they can extend predictions of policy shocks obtaina...
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Agriculture remains one of the dominant activities in rural areas across the European Union (EU), not least in respect of land use and its impact on landscapes. The Agenda 2000 reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) introduced rural development as an integrated part of agricultural policy. The present study focuses on the second pillar...
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Bioenergy: Experiences from Both Sides of the Atlantic Energy is essential for the material well-being of the world’s population. Global usage is predicted to double between now and 2050. Continued reliance on fossil fuels will make it very difficult to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and bioenergy is viewed b...
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The research reported in this chapter refers to five European Union (EU) selected regions (Emilia Romagna, Italy; East Wales, United Kingdom; Anatoliki Makedonia and Thraki, Greece; Östergötland, Sweden; and Kassel, Germany) to identify and measure the Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) effects on employment throughout regional economies. It accoun...
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While the single- output Constant Difference of Elasticities (CDE) cost function has been applied several times, its profit counterpart called “the Constant Difference of Elasticities of Transformation” (CDET) profit frontier has not yet been applied econometrically. It is an indirect, implicit, non-homothetic and non-separable frontier that may be...
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The development of first-generation biofuels has strengthened the linkage between agricultural commodity markets and energy markets. This chapter analyzes the implications of U.S. domestic and trade policies for ethanol in the face of year-to-year fluctuations in the domestic supply of feedstock (corn) and petroleum prices. The current U.S. policy...
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Although the United States has typically been in a position to import ethanol, corn-based ethanol exports are surging as the domestic market becomes saturated and world prices rise due to high prices for sugar, the competing global feedstock. The U.S. is now the world’s leading ethanol producer but domestic demand is constrained because of technica...
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This paper examines the production and productivity growth of Macedonian agriculture. Furthermore, having in mind the distinctive dual structure of Macedonian agriculture, this study investigates the differences in productivity surplus between family farms and agricultural companies. In the period from 1998 to 2008, the sector experienced an increa...
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This study summarizes cost estimates based on the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network using the General Cost of Production Model, developed, applied and tested within the FACEPA project. Results are provided for wheat, pigs and milk for the main producer countries of the EU for the period 1999 to 2007. Estimated input-output coefficients are generally...
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The promotion of biofuel use in preference to traditional petroleum-based transportation fuel has linked agricultural commodity markets and energy markets more closely together. Biofuel policies can involve multiple policy instruments, but studies examining their effects on biofuel feedstock and energy markets are scarce. In addition, the impact of...
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The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS), which involves mandates for various biofuels, is complex and has been often misinterpreted or oversimplified in previous studies. In this paper we analyze the implications of the RFS for the U.S. domestic and international ethanol markets. We demonstrate the vital role of the advanced biofuel mandate...
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In recent years there has been an increased focus on food safety in Europe and elsewhere. Public food safety standards have been enforced through legislation, and firms at different levels of the supply chain have developed various private standards. Within the public arena this has led to profound changes in regulations at national, regional and m...
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The Barcelona Agreement, which aims to establish a free trade zone between most Mediterranean countries and the EU, was seen as an opportunity for the former to gain easier access to and increase their share of the European fruit and vegetable market. Mediterranean countries are traditional growers of fruit and vegetables, but are struggling to rem...
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Macedonia, as a candidate country to the EU and a member of the WTO is in need of a comprehensive, transparent, and internationally comparable assessment of the support to agriculture in the country. OECD that has been measuring support to agriculture on a yearly basis, in its member countries as well as some other countries since the mid-1980s off...
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Expected impacts due to recently introduced CAP reforms can be felt beyond the agricultural sector affecting the entire regional economy. Employment levels will be affected within the farming sector and probably non-agricultural sector will feel the pinch too. Policies influencing employment levels attract the attention of the media and the public....
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In the area of environmental analysis using hedonic price models, we investigate the performance of various nonparametric and semiparametric specifications. The proposed model specifications are made up of two parts: a linear component for house characteristics and a non-(semi)parametric component representing the nonlinear influence of environment...
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Standard farm-accounting information is typically restricted to aggregate input expenditures, without revealing the allocation of these expenditures to the various farm enterprises. Given the diversified enterprise base of most farm businesses, a proper assessment of each enterprise's contribution to overall farm performance is severely obscured. T...
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As a candidate country to the EU and a member of the WTO there is a need for a comprehensive, transparent and internationally comparable assessment of the support to agriculture in Macedonia. OECD that has been measuring support to agriculture on a yearly basis, in its member countries as well as some other countries since the mid-1980s, offers a g...
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This paper measures agricultural productivity growth by means of the sequential Malmquist Total Factor Productivity (TFP) index among a set of thirty-two countries including West European, Central and East European (CEE) and Middle East and North African (MENA) countries for the period 1961-2002. At a second stage it is also investigated whether th...
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The Barcelona Agreement was signed in 1995, setting forth a structure with bilateral agreements between the EU and twelve Mediterranean countries. The agreement also foresaw the creation of a free trade area in the Euro-Mediterranean region by 2010. For many of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea, fruit and vegetables are very important...
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[eng] Transportation costs and monopoly location in presence of regional disparities. . This article aims at analysing the impact of the level of transportation costs on the location choice of a monopolist. We consider two asymmetric regions. The heterogeneity of space lies in both regional incomes and population sizes: the first region is endowed...
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Aus der regionalen landwirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung der Länder für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland lässt sich nicht entnehmen, wie sich die Vorleistungen auf einzelne Produktionsverfahren verteilen. Im vorliegenden Beitrag werden mit Hilfe der Maximum-Entropie-Methode verfahrensspezifische Faktoreinsatzmengen aus diesen Daten geschätzt. Die Model...
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A computable general equilibrium model focused on Tunisian agriculture and agri-food sector was built to compare in terms of efficiency and equity, three alternative second best pricing methods of irrigation water, namely: i) an average cost pricing method, ii) a “classical” two-tier pricing method, and iii) a “personalized” two-tier pricing method...
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This paper develops a demand-augmented positive mathematical programming model to analyze the relationship between environmental pollution from animal manure, manure polcies and different pork production systems in the Netherlands. The model features substitution of conventional and alternative pork from the demand side and endogenous manure prices...
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In this paper we estimate the price premium associated with organic baby food by applying a hedonic model to price and characteristic data for baby food products collected in two cities: Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and San Jose, California. We use price per jar of baby food as the dependent variable and control for a number of baby food characte...
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This paper presents the results of a phone survey concerning salmon anglers in Western France for year 2002. We collected data over a sample of 828 salmon anglers. Data were used to characterize salmon anglers'population and to identify fishing effort and its components. More specifically, we show that individual fishing effort is linked to their i...
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Cette étude présente les résultats d’une enquête téléphonique effectuée auprès des pêcheurs de saumon de l’Ouest armoricain pour la saison 2002. Nous avons réuni un échantillon de 828 pêcheurs. Les résultats obtenus permettent de caractériser la population des pêcheurs de saumon et d’identifier leur effort de pêche ainsi que ses composantes. Nous m...
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Despite a number of significant advances in count data modeling during the last two decades and the growing popularity of these models in recreation demand analysis, standard count data models are inadequate to address the fast decay process of the dependent variable and the associated long tail. This article demonstrates how one and two-parameter...
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En France, la valeur sociale tirée de la pêche de loisir est probablement limitée. De nombreuses externalités environnementales, de stock et de congestion sont présentes. Elles sont dues, pour partie, à des mesures encourageant l'abandon. des droits de pêche et la généralisation du libre accès. Dans ce contexte, on étudie tes facteurs de variation...
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Ce travail présente l'évaluation des bénéfices récréatifs attendus, pour la pêche au saumon, de l'effacement des barrages de la Roche-qui-Boit et de Vezins, sur la Sélune. Sans prendre parti pour ou contre le maintien des barrages et sans prendre en compte le coût de leur éventuel effacement, nous proposons une méthodologie basée sur la notion de «...
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Since the early 1990s, researchers have routinely used count data models (such as the Poisson and negative binomial) to estimate the demand for recreational activities. Along with the success and popularity of count data models in recreational demand analysis during the last decade, a number of shortcomings of standard count data models became obvi...
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This paper presents an econometric study of trade in processed food products based on French data. We use a differentiated-product model, which captures non-homothetic consumer preferences but also allows for testable restrictive structures such as homogeneity, homogeneous weak separability and the Armington specification. The model framework adopt...
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has an ongoing research program to provide information on the effect of potential agricultural policy and technology scenarios on the environment and the economic conditions, behavior and performance in the agriculture sector. Included in this work program is a project to improve our farm level data on cost o...
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Contrat ; B03158 ; Analyses et méthodes pour un développement agricole et rural durable
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This study has used a corrected likelihood ratio, with AIDS and Rotterdam demand models, to test separability in three separable (A, B, C) wheat import demand structures on the French common wheat market. It appears from the study that the three separable Rotterdam structures are accepted by the test, while only two of them (B and C) are accepted i...
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The continuing process of global integration bears implications for farmers and related supplying and processing industries in all parts of the world, but also for the rest of the world economy. An assessment of agricultural and trade policy impacts is bound to be complex and is often supported by quantitative modeling analysis. This article provid...
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The continuing process of global integration bears implications for farmers and related supplying and processing industries in all parts of the world, but also for the rest of the world economy. An assessment of agricultural and trade policy impacts is bound to be complex and is often supported by quantitative modeling analysis. This article provid...
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The continuing process of global integration bears implications for farmers and related supplying and processing industries in all parts of the world, but also for the rest of the world economy. An assessment of agricultural and trade policy impacts is bound to be complex and is often supported by quantitative modeling analysis. This article provid...
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This paper proposes a multiple-output Symmetric Generalised McFadden (SGM) cost function, incorporating both exogenous and endogenous technological change. Whilst exogenous technological change is captured by the usual time trend, endogenous or price-induced technological change is cast within a partial-adjustment framework involving lagged input p...
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Cet article analyse la filière bovine en Bretagne à la lumière des événements (baisse à long terme de la demande de viande et crise de la "vache folle") affectant ce secteur à travers toute l'Union européenne (UE). Après un examen de ses principales caractéristiques et de son rôle dans l'économie régionale, les auteurs procèdent à une analyse de l'...
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This paper proposes the use of the Generalised Maximum Entropy (GME) method to estimate input-output coefficients, which reflect the unobserved allocation of farm input accounting costs to the various outputs produced. The GME method uses Shannon's information criterion as a basis for estimation. The performance of the GME method is compared with t...
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[eng] Economy-wide effects of irrigated water pricing policy in Tunisia. . In this article, we examine the impacts of a change in water pricing on Tunisia's agriculture sector and the rest of the economy. For this purpose, we built a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model with five production sectors : irrigated and rainfed agriculture, product...
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Greater emphasis in recent years on sustainable resource management in forestry has generated higher demand for information on various nontimber values. Since most of the nontimber resources are not exchanged in conventional markets, their economic values are not readily available. This paper estimates the demand for and the economic value of a pop...
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This paper reviews the ‘state of the art’ of estimating price-responsiveness of the demand for feed ingredients in the European Union (EU). After a brief description of the main characteristics of the EU feed market, several modelling approaches are discussed. These have been categorised into three broad groups: (i) synthetic approaches; (ii) linea...