Korean Agricultural Simulation Advisory Services. [1976 – 1977]

Co-Principal Investigators:
  • Michael Abkin, (System Science and Agricultural Economics - MSU)

Project end date: December 31, 1977

Project Name:           Korean Agricultural Simulation Advisory Services
Donor:                       Agency for International Development
Contract No:              AID/TA-C-1322
Account No:               Not available
Location:                   Korea
Duration:                   June 1976 - December 1977
Budget:                      $98,379

Key MSU Faculty:     Michael Abkin (Systems Science and Agricultural Economics, MSU)

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Project Goals:           To advise and assist Korean staff in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the National Agricultural Economics Research Institute on computer model operation, up-dating of data, testing various policy alternatives, and evaluating results and use of the model tested and adapted under contract AID/csd-2975.

Project Plans/Objectives:

  • To further model development to keep results current and relevant to the needs of Government of Korea decision makers.
  • To ensure that new information is entered into the model in a timely and regularly scheduled manner.
  • To advise on procedural techniques and routines.
  • To advise on organizational arrangements for accomplishing required functions.
  • To review the results obtained in terms of logical expectations.
  • To continue in-service training to refine model operation.
  • To evaluate model results and utilization of output.

Cooperating Institutions: Korean Ministries of Agriculture and Fisheries, Science and Technology, and the Bureau of Statistics

Project Summary:     The services provided by M. Abkin under the terms of this contract constitute the final inputs of MSU during a transition period as the Koreans assumed control and responsibility for these activities.  A final report by M. Abkin provides an overview of the project and information on his activities in Korea.

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