Korean Agricultural Sector Study (KASS) - Adapting and Testing of Agricultural Simulation Models to

Co-Principal Investigators

Non-AFRE Co-Principle Investigators: Others at MSU. J. Brake, H. Kriesel, A. Thodey, L. Stiefel, L. Teigen, (Agricultural Economics); T. Manetsch, M. Abkin, and T. Carroll (Systems Science) and Korean Counterpart Researchers and students (See publications)

Project Name:            Korean Agricultural Sector Study (KASS) - Adapting and Testing of Agricultural Simulation Models to Sector Analysis. [1971 – 1976]
Donor:                        Agency for International Development
Contract No:               AID/csd-2975
Account No:               71-2038
Location:                    Nigeria and Korea
Duration:                    July 1971-December 1976
Budget:                       $1,603,460

Key MSU Faculty:      G. Rossmiller and G. Johnson Co-Directors ; J. Brake, D. Byerlee, J. Ferris, D. Hathaway, H. Kriesel, H. Larzelere, L. Libby, A. Thodey, J. Shaffer, V. Sorrenson, L. Stiefel, L. Teigen, W. Vincent, and K. Wright (Agricultural Economics); T. Manetsch, M. Abkin, and T. Carroll (Systems Science)

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Project Goals:           To test, apply, and further develop, under field conditions, the simulation model (and components) developed under Contract AID/csd-1557 (Agricultural Sector Simulation Research) with the end in view of increasing the usefulness and lowering the cost of policy, program, and project development and evaluation.

Project Plans/Objectives:

  • To test, adapt, extend and use the computer simulation model developed under AID/csd-1557 in the context of Korea, Nigeria, and other countries in designing, developing, and evaluating selected policies, programs, and projects, placing particular emphasis on establishing linkages with indigenous institutions and on establishing their capacity to use computerized simulation models to design, analyze, and evaluate their own policies, programs, and projects;
  • To test, adapt, extend, and use the computer simulation model developed under AID/csd-1557 in designing, developing, analyzing, and studying, and/or evaluating selected programs and projects for AID/Washington and/or AID Missions in countries mutually selected by AID/Wand the Contractor;
  • To establish a software library in order to make model components available on a national and international basis to potential users in donor, lender, and host country agencies.
  • To further develop the computer simulation model on the basis of experience by using it under field conditions;
  • To train personnel from host country, donor and lender agencies in the use, adaptation, and further development of computer simulation models;
  • To develop the capability to:  a) respond to requests from the U.S. Government (including its overseas agencies), international agencies, foreign governments, and grantor and lender agencies for simulation and analyses of policy, program, and project problems at the agricultural sector and sub-sector level;  and b) respond to requests from workers in such related sectors as health, education, industry, transport; population, technological research, nutrition, and public administration for consulting services and, perhaps, joint participation in constructing models in such fields.

Cooperating Institutions:      Korean Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, National Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology;  Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and at Michigan State University.

Project Summary: Development of the original agricultural sector simulation models occurred as a result of sector studies undertaken in Nigeria through the CSNRD project (Consortium for the Study of Nigerian Rural Development-AID/afr-264.)  Subsequently, AID awarded MSU a contract to computerize agricultural sector analyses through simulation (AID/csd-1557).  Under this contract a general computerized systems-science simulation model of the Nigerian economy was developed with emphasis on the agricultural sector.  After completion of that contract, the present contract was awarded to meet the stated goals and objectives.

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