MAGNET (Modular Applied GeNeral Equilibrium Tool) is a global general equilibrium model. A distinguishing feature of the model is its modular structure, which allows the model to be tailored to the research question at hand. MAGNET has been widely used to simulate the impacts of agricultural, trade, land and bioenergy policies on the global economy with a particular focus on the impacts on land use, agricultural prices, nutrition and household food security. It is listed in the MIDAS, the inventory of models used by the European Commission for impact assessment.
The MAGNET consortium, includes Wageningen Economic Research (lead), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Thünen-Institute (TI).
We are proud to share that Hans van Meijl, a “father”of our MAGNET CGE model, has been awarded a “Highly Cited Researcher”in 2022. Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.
In the week of August 29 – September 2, Wageningen Economic Research in collaboration with Wageningen University hosted the first MAGNET Summer School - Global Change and the Challenge of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet.
The BrightSpace project, coordinated by Wageningen Economic Research was selected for funding within the Horizon Europe funding schema. The objective of BrightSpace is to design effective and sustainable strategies for assessing and addressing the challenges of EU agriculture to navigate within a safe and just operating space, including planetary boundaries.
Soil isn’t the only thing that we are losing from erosion. A new study estimates $8 billion in global economic losses caused by soil erosion reducing crop yields and increasing water usage.