Agricultural Policy (IAP),
University of Bonn, Germany
Team Leader Wolfgang BRITZ
The IAP is an important German research
institute in the field of agricultural economics focusing
on the development of agricultural sector models and
their application for policy consulting purposes at
regional, national, and international level. The team
developed over the last two decades a number of quantitative
tools for impact analysis of agricultural policies at
regional, national ; EU and world level, notably the
RAUMIS, CAPSIM, CAPRI and WATSIM modelling tools.
Currently, the CAP-STRAT project (QLRT-2000-349,
updates and validates CAPRI, again co-ordinated
by the team in Bonn. CIHEAM/IAMM was a partner in both
projects. The CAPRI model was recently used by the EU
commission for an impact analysis of the Mid Term Review
and provides projections for animal herds in the context
of the Clean Air for Europe Program.
In the mid 1990s, IAP supported the FAO in its URA
impact analysis based on the World Food Model. In
2002, IAP provided input for a trade liberalization
study by OECD regarding tariff rate quotas, and currently
IAP assists the FAO in the development of the @2030
Dr. Wolfgang Britz
scientifically co-ordinates the CAPRI activities, and
heads the team in Bonn, supported by Mr.
Hans-Josef Greuel, a senior expert in software
development and DBMS-Systems. Dr. Britz also holds
position as temporary professor at the University of
Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he provides support
in research and teaching relating to quantitative analysis.