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A simulation approach to evaluate supply policies of a pig slurry treatment plant by multiple farms

Guerrin F., Medoc J.M.. 2005. In : WCCA 2005 Joint Conference, The 5th Conference of the European Federation for information technology in agriculture, food and environment and The 3rd World congress on computers in agriculture and natural resources, July 25-28, 2005, Vila Real, Port. EFITA. s.l. : s.n., 8 p.. European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and Environment. 5, 2005-07-25/2005-07-28, Vila Real (Portugal).

This paper describes the use of a dynamical simulation model to evaluate various management policies in a two-stage production systems. Such a simulation-based evaluation is applied to the situation of Grand-Ilet (Reunion Island) where 51 pig farms must supply a collective treatment plant (CTP) with pig slurry. Based on actual data and stakeholders' preferences, three policies are tested: a planned policy with fixed delivery period and delivery size and two reactive policies with time-varying order points and replenishment levels: one based on farm stocks, the other based on the CTP stock. The reactive policy focused on farm stocks is judged most adapted to meet the management goals (no stock overflow, robustness) even with random disturbances.

Mots-clés : lisier; porcin; utilisation des déchets; fertilisation; offre et demande; stock; modèle; aide à la décision; réunion; france

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