AGMEMOD Summer School 2021

Veranstaltung

The AGMEMOD Summer School 2021 is the suitable opportunity for newcomers and refreshers working with AGMEMOD to get into the new features integrated in the last two years in the model.

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Applying AGMEMOD to model European agricultural markets – course for newcomers and refreshers

The AGMEMOD Consortium is pleased to announce the next edition of our Summer School scheduled in September 2021

General Information

Date: Registration deadline: June 30th , 2021
Summer School: September 13th -17th, 2021
Location:  Virtual hosted by the AGMEMOD Consortium
Offered by: Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany

and

Wageningen Economic Research Institute
PO Box 29703
2502 LS Den Haag
Netherlands

Course Content

Background

The AGMEMOD Summer School aims to spread the understanding and use of the partial equilibrium model AGMEMOD across countries and researchers. AGMEMOD is developed and maintained by the AGMEMOD Consortium which consist of the core group in the Thünen Institute and in Wageningen Economic Research Institute as well as partners across Europe and beyond involved specifically in contributing to the own country model.

AGMEMOD is a scientific tool applied for outlook projections and to evaluate agricultural market developments caused by changes in agricultural policies, farming decisions and the environment. It is regularly applied for projections for the European Union on member state basis and contributes to the annual publication of the Medium-term European Agricultural Outlook and for national studies, e.g., in Germany and the Netherlands. Further, most recent studies were conducted by partners in, e.g., Ukraine, Italy, and the United Kingdom. For newcomers, the summer school is a first step to get involved with AGMEMOD and start actively contributing to the success of AGMEMOD.

In the summer school, you will learn how AGMEMOD is structured, how AGMEMOD can be applied, how to extend AGMEMOD to your needs (new country, new product, new policy, new data, new equations), and how you can contribute and profit from the AGMEMOD consortium by jointly working together.

Structure

The Summer School will start on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th with an introduction of the model to newcomers in the AGMEMOD consortium. The focus is set on basic principles for database building, model equation specification and technically running the model. Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th September the focus is set on new features of AGMEMOD which is addressed to newcomers as well as to persons who want to start working with AGMEMOD again and have missed developments in recent years. On Friday 17th September, a practical wrap-up exercise with AGMEMOD will be performed including data building, equation estimation, scenario building and result interpretation which each participant will be undertaking.

Therefore, is recommended for newcomers to attend the summer school from Monday to Friday and for refreshers from Wednesday to Friday.

Application

Individuals interested in attending this summer school must send an email to registration@  agmemod.eu

Please let us know if you wish to attend the summer school from Monday to Friday or from Wednesday to Friday.

Prerequisites

  • Interest and willingness to contribute to the AGMEMOD work, preferably as a country or product expert
  • Work at an Institution within AGMEMOD Consortium or be enrolled in a Master or PhD program on Agricultural economics or related area
  • Have a PC compatible for AGMEMOD Model
  • Strong background in Agricultural Economics or related fields
  • Working knowledge of English • Knowledge of Excel
  • Basic knowledge of GAMS is advantageous, but not absolutely required
  • Experience in the handling of agricultural data and market modelling is advantageous

The week before the summer school, you will receive the AGMEMOD model and are asked to undertake some tests with AGMEMOD so that we can make sure that your computer is compatible with the required AGMEMOD software (please plan some time for the test and then some interactions with us). If AGMEMOD is not running right away, mostly only some settings have to be adjusted.

Participation fee

The summer school is free of charge.

Further Information

Individuals interested in getting additional information on this summer school please send an email to registration@  agmemod.eu