Big Data Quantification and Modelling for Modern Agriculture in China
China has developed rapidly in the past decades in industry and service business. Agricultural production is shifting from small-scale farming to large-scale production. However, the development of agriculture lags behind other industries. China has cooperated internationally, especially with the Netherlands, on agricultural projects by integrating the experience and technology into Chinese conditions. However, while there is some empirical information available on agricultural production, no systematic information is available that allows policymakers, investors, and producers to have a quantitative and comprehensive understanding of modern agriculture from an economic perspective.
This project involves three groups in WUR: Horticulture and Product Physiology Group, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, and Business Economics Group. By integrating the crop growth models developed by the other two groups, BEC contributes by providing strategic (quantified information on the cash flow, optimal investment timing) and tactical (optimal technology portfolio) information for greenhouse production systems under Chinese climate conditions.