Differentiation in the production potential and efficiency of farms in the member states of the European Union

https://doi.org/10.17221/378/2018-AGRICECONCitation:Nowak A., Różańska-Boczula M. (2019): Differentiation in the production potential and efficiency of farms in the member states of the European Union. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 65: 395-403.
download PDF

This paper contains an evaluation of the differentiation of the production potential and efficiency of farms in the member states of the European Union in 2013–2016. To this end, a taxonomic method – Hellwig’s development measure – was used. The study was based on data from the European Union Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). The study results indicate that member states such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Slovakia were characterised by the best agricultural production potential. The first four member states also showed the highest efficiency with regard to the utilisation of production factors. On the other hand, low and average potential and efficiency were characteristic of farms in most of the new member states.

Barthelemy D., David J. (eds) (2001): Production Rights in European Agriculture. INRA Editions, Elsevier, Amsterdam: 197.
Blaas G. (2004): Productivity of factors in the enlarged EU. Agricultural Economics – Czech, 50: 509–513. https://doi.org/10.17221/5241-AGRICECON
Bryden J. (2002): Rural development indicators and diversity in the European Union. In: Proceedings of Conference Measuring Rural Diversity. Washington, DC.
Burja C., Burja V. (2016): Farms size and efficiency of the production factors in Romanian agriculture. Economics of Agriculture, 63: 361–374.
Byerlee D., de Janvry A., Sadoulet E. (2009): Agriculture for development: Toward a new paradigm. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 1: 15–31. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.resource.050708.144239
Ciutacu C., Chivua L., Andrei J.V. (2015): Similarities and dissimilarities between the EU agricultural and rural development model and Romanian agriculture. Challenges and perspectives. Land Use Policy, 44: 169–176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.08.009
Christiaensen L.J., Swinnen J. (1994): Economic, institutional and political determinants of agricultural production structures in Western Europe. Working paper 11. Department of Agricultural Economics, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven.
Database EUROSTAT (2018): Database EUROSTAT. Available at https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database (accessed Sept 20, 2018).
EU FADN Database (2018): EU FADN Database. Available at http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rica/ (accessed Sept 20, 2018).
Giannakis E., Bruggeman A. (2015): The highly variable economic performance of European agriculture. Land Use Policy, 45: 26–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.12.009
Kreneva S., Halturina E., Larionova T., Shvetsov M., Tereshina V. (2015): Influence of factors of production on efficiency of production systems. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6: 411–418.
Latruffe L. (2010): Competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers, No. 30. OECD Publishing.
Leń P., Skrzypczak I., Oleniacz G., Mika M. (2017): The use of statistical methods for the evaluation of land adjustment proposals and elimination of the patchwork pattern of land ownership. In: Čygas D., Vaiškūnaitė R. (eds): Proceedings Environmental Engineering 10th International Conference Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, April 27–28, 2017: 1–6.
Matyja M. (2016): Resources based factors of competitiveness of agricultural enterprises. Management, 20: 368–381. https://doi.org/10.1515/manment-2015-0045
Neuenfeldt S., Gocht A., Heckelei T., Ciaian P. (2018): Explaining farm structural change in the European agriculture: a novel analytical framework. European Review of Agricultural Economics, jby037: 1–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jby037
Nowak A., Janulewicz P., Krukowski A., Bujanowicz-Haraś B. (2016): Diversification of the level of agricultural development in the member states of the European Union. Cahiers Agricultures, 25: 55004. https://doi.org/10.1051/cagri/2016040
Pawlewicz A., Pawlewicz K. (2018): Regional differences in agricultural production potential in the European Union Member States. In: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference Economic Science for Rural Development, No. 47, Jelgava, LLU ESAF, May 9–11, 2018: 483–489. https://doi.org/10.22616/ESRD.2018.056
Poczta-Wajda A., Poczta J. (2016): The role of natural conditions in qualified agritourism – case of Poland. Agricultural Economics – Czech, 62: 167–180. https://doi.org/10.17221/97/2015-AGRICECON
Popescu A. (2015): Research on labour productivity in Romania‘s agriculture. Scientific Papers Series Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, 15: 271–280.
Siudek T., Zawojska A. (2014): Competitiveness in the economic concepts, theories and empirical research. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum, Oeconomia, 13: 91–108.
Vavřina J., Basovníková M. (2015): Competitiveness of family farms in the Czech Republic in the context of EU Common Agricultural policy 2014+. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 63: 2171–2178. https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201563062171
download PDF

© 2020 Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences