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000253496 245__ $$aTechnical efficiency and productivity differentials of dairy farms in three EU countries: the role of CAP subsidies
000253496 260__ $$c2012
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000253496 336__ $$aJournal Article
000253496 520__ $$aThe impact of EU agricultural support policies on farms’ economic performance is an
interesting issue for policy makers. The objective of this paper is to investigate technical
efficiency and technical efficiency change of specialized German, Dutch and Swedish
dairy farms and to compare their relative productivity. Three subsidy-related variables
are introduced to reflect the wealth and insurance effect and the coupling effect of
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies. Our results imply that a higher degree of
coupling in farm support negatively affects farm efficiency, and the motivation of
farmers to work efficiently is lower when they depend to a higher degree on subsidies as
a source of income. Our study indicates that the composition of subsidies has a much
smaller effect on efficiency than does the composition of total farm income. Relative
productivity scores show that German and Swedish dairy farms have potential for
improvement in productivity, compared to the production technology in the
etherlands. In conclusion, it is questionable whether farm income support of CAP
since the 1992 CAP reform is suitable to achieve its goal to increase farmers’ overall
competitiveness by improving their efficiency.
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000253496 650__ $$aAgribusiness
000253496 650__ $$aAgricultural and Food Policy
000253496 650__ $$aInternational Development
000253496 700__ $$aZhu, Xueqin
000253496 700__ $$aMilán Demeter, Róbert
000253496 773__ $$dJanuary 2012$$jVolume 13$$kIssue 1$$o92$$q66$$tAgricultural Economics Review
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