Noticeable structural change has for a long time been a feature of the food industry and of strategic interest to decision-makers. This paper presents system dynamics (SD) models for hog, maple syrup, and Champagne productions. It discusses how they are well-suited and flexible to examine challenges facing the food system. This paper argues that system dynamics models are useful to inform decision at times of change. These models can effectively rely on recent data and provide a means to rationalize and document the mental models of decision-makers.
CLOUTIER, L.M. and DECLERCK, F. (2008). Flexible System Dynamic Models to Face Food System Challenges. In: Proceedings of the 18th IAMA Annual World Forum and Symposium: Meeting Food System Challenges through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA).