Farm Productivity and Profitability: a comparative analysis of selected New and Existing EU Member States

Davidova, Sophia M. and Gorton, Matthew and Ratinger, Tomas and Zawalinska, Katarzyna and Iraizoz, Belen (2005) Farm Productivity and Profitability: a comparative analysis of selected New and Existing EU Member States. Comparative Economic Studies, 47 (4). pp. 652-674. ISSN 0888-7233. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This paper attempts to shed light on the recent performance of farms in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland and to compare the findings with the situation in two regions of existing EU Member States. Utilising farm survey data, ratios of agricultural profitability and productivity have been estimated. Analysis indicates that the Hungarian farms have the best prospects amongst the analysed CEECs according to their profitability. The poor profitability and structural problems of Polish agriculture are highlighted. Family farms are less productive than corporate farms in the Czech Republic and Hungary despite the expectations at the outset of the reform that better incentives would boost their productivity.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [45] IDARA project, QLRT-1999-1526
Uncontrolled keywords: Farm performance, profitability, productivity, EU accession
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2008 12:59
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 14:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8900 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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