Top-level conceptual framework of BESTMAP. BESTMAP combining existing global/EU scale (green) models used by the EC, in particular Partial Equilibrium (PE) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models with regional analyses (yellow) by

  1. formalizing engagement with stakeholders to define scenarios;
  2. using existing geospatial data and empirical data collection to map farming systems based on a novel concept of Farming System Archetypes (FSA) namely farms with a characteristic bundle of ESS, biodiversity, socio-economics and behavioural characteristics of decision-making agents (i.e. farmers);
  3. linking economic (typically global) large scale economic based PE/CGE to agent-based models;
  4. describing changes in FSAs’s distribution, ESS, biodiversity and socio-economics in a representative sample of case study areas.
  Part of: Ziv G, Beckmann M, Bullock J, Cord A, Delzeit R, Domingo C, Dreßler G, Hagemann N, Masó J, Müller B, Neteler M, Sapundzhieva A, Stoev P, Stenning J, Trajković M, Václavík T (2020) BESTMAP: behavioural, Ecological and Socio-economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e52052.