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Technical and scale efficiency of crop and livestock farms in Poland: Does specialisation matter?

Latruffe, Laure, Balcombe, Kelvin, Davidova, Sophia M., Zawalinska, Katarzyna (2005) Technical and scale efficiency of crop and livestock farms in Poland: Does specialisation matter? Agricultural Economics, 32 (3). pp. 281-296. ISSN 0169-5150. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-0862.2005.00322.x) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:8727)

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Abstract

The technical and scale efficiency of Polish farms is analysed using Data Envelopment Analysis. Efficiency differences are measured according to farm specialisation, in crop or livestock, at two points in time during transition, 1996 and 2000. The efficiency results are reviewed in the light of confidence intervals provided by bootstrapping.

In 2000, 64 percent of livestock farms and 86 percent of crop farms were operating under increasing returns to scale. Improvements in the land lease legislation and changes to the policy support to farmers’ pensions could stimulate the land market and remove the incentives to keep a fragmented operational structure.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2005.00322.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 21:38 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8727 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davidova, Sophia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8653-8191
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