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Jef Van Meensel   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Jef Van Meensel published an article in May 2018.
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Johannes Charlier

75 shared publications

Kreavet, Hendrik Mertensstraat 17, 9150, Kruibeke, Belgium

Guido Van Huylenbroeck

73 shared publications

Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

Jeroen Buysse

47 shared publications

Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653 Bl. A, 9000, Ghent, Belgium

Ludwig Lauwers

41 shared publications

Social Sciences Unit, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Merelbeke, Belgium

P. Polome

10 shared publications

Université Lumiére Lyon 2, France

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Stakeholder-driven modelling the impact of animal profile and market conditions on optimal delivery weight in growing-fi... Frederik Leen, Alice Van Den Broeke, Marijke Aluwé, Ludwig L... Published: 01 May 2018
Agricultural Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.01.013
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Ensuring continuous feedstock supply in agricultural residue value chains: A complex interplay of five influencing facto... Anouk Mertens, Jef Van Meensel, Lander Willem, Ludwig Lauwer... Published: 01 February 2018
Biomass and Bioenergy, doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.12.024
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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation Optimising finishing pig delivery weight: participatory decision problem analysis F. Leen, A. Van Den Broeke, M. Aluwé, L. Lauwers, S. Millet,... Published: 01 January 2018
Animal Production Science, doi: 10.1071/an16098
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation A temporal race-for-fish: The interplay between local hotspots of flatfish and exploitation competition between beam tra... Klaas Sys, Jef Van Meensel, Hans Polet, Jeroen Buysse Published: 01 September 2017
Fisheries Research, doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.03.018
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Evaluation of performance models for farm-specific optimization of pig production Frederik Leen, Alice Van Den Broeke, Bart Ampe, Ludwig Lauwe... Published: 01 July 2017
Livestock Science, doi: 10.1016/j.livsci.2017.05.006
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations How Advanced Efficiency Techniques Can Support Production Disease Control Decisions on Dairy Farms Mariska Van Der Voort, Jef Van Meensel, Johannes Charlier, G... Published: 15 May 2017
EuroChoices, doi: 10.1111/1746-692X.12152
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Conference papers
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 6 Reads 0 Citations Eco-efficiency Indicators: Do They Suffice for Analyzing Economic-environmental Trade-offs? Jef Van Meensel, Ludwig Lauwers Published: 23 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-00963
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The paper starts with a review of eco-efficiency definitions, measuring methods and indicators, and discusses their suitability for analyzing trade-offs between the economic and environmental components they are built of. Among the methods for measuring eco-efficiency, the production analysis techniques seem most promising for trade-off analysis, because they link production information with both the economic and the environmental outcomes. In particular one branch, i.e. the materials balance based (MBB) approaches, exploits the analytical power of treating the co-generation of economic added value and environmental burden as interlinked outcomes. In order to comply with thermodynamic laws, the materials balance condition is incorporated in the production function formulation. The paper shows how both the profit function and various emission functions can simultaneously be derived from the same physical production function. The consistency of environmental information with the physical production process and economic outcome allows for clarifying the conditions for pursuing economic-environmental win-wins and undergoing trade-offs. Win-wins are obtained when overall technical efficiency improves. Input substitutions lead to changes in allocative efficiency, which cause shifts from trade-offs to win-wins and vice versa. Starting from simple trade-off/win-win relationships, the operational difficulties to distinguish between trade-offs and win-wins are demonstrated when multiple environmental outcomes (and by extension also social outcomes) come into play. Traditional radial efficiency measures make differences between win-wins and trade-offs clear, but lack diagnostic power when the number of inputs and environmental outcomes increase. Trade-off analysis with alternative representations of the production function, such as the directional distance function, is suggested. Based on illustrations with a synthetic data set (that can also be made available on the Forum), the proposed MBB eco-efficiency measures are compared with current indicators and discussed in terms of their ability to bring a more differentiated trade-off analysis. The illustrative case treats the win-wins and trade-offs between profit , nutrient, energy and water efficiency in pig production. Operational models will be made available for verification and validation by Forum participants.