Technical efficiency of Macedonian pig farms

The economic transition and market globalization processes have triggered structural changes in the Macedonian agriculture and influence on the efficiency and competitiveness in the pig production sub-sector. This paper aims to identify the level of technical efficiency on pig farms in the Republic of Macedonia. The Data Envelopment Analysis approach is used to measure the efficiency level, taking into consideration the exact quantity of inputs used in the production in relation to a given quantity of output. The data is analysed by making comparative analyses of the managerial behaviour and other non-measurable variables that influence the efficiency. The results determine what managerial activities influence the efficiency. They indicate the type and level of inputs that need to be changed, so that farms could reach the same technical efficiency achieved by the best farmers.......Procesi ekonomske tranzicije i tržišne globalizacije potaknuli su promjene u makedonskoj poljoprivredi i izvršili utjecaj na učinkovitost i konkurentnost u svinjogojskom podsektoru. Cilj ovoga rada je određivanje razine tehničke učinkovitosti na svinjogojskim farmama u Republici Makedoniji. Korištena je metoda analize omeđivanja podataka kako bi se izmjerila razina učinkovitosti, pri čemu se uzela u obzir točna količina inputa u proizvodnju u odnosu na dobivenu količinu outputa. Podaci su analizirani pomoću komparativne analize menadžerskog ponašanja i ostalih nemjerljivih varijabli koje utječu na učinkovitost. Oni ukazuju na to da se vrsta i razina inputa moraju promijeniti na farmama, kako bi se dosegla razina učinkovitosti koji postižu najbolji poljoprivrednici.


Variant title:
Tehnička učinkovitost makedonskih svinjogojskih farmi
Issue Date:
2013-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/172538
Published in:
Agroeconomia Croatica, Volume 03, Number 1
Page range:
18-25
Total Pages:
8




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