The FASOM (European Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization) Model

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The EU-FASOM model explores welfare maximizing total land-use strategies, including greenhouses gas emission control and carbon sink strategies in Europe that meet wider environmental objectives on inter alia soil, water and biodiversity protection.

Model characteristics

FASOM is a bottom-up, dynamic partial equilibrium model of the agricultural – forestry – biomass for energy sectors, which simulates land use management under environmental, political, and technical change. EUFASOM uses constrained welfare maximization to simulate the market equilibrium in the forest, bioenergy and agricultural markets. The EU-FASOM integrates a wide spectrum of environmental impacts for each land management option by integrating results from biophysical simulation models.

Typical features and results

Data sources

Input from other EC4MACS models

Output to other EC4MACS models

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