Total factor productivity and its components for sheep and goat farms in 37 Southern European regions (2004-2012)

The decline of Southern Europe’s traditional sheep- and goat-farming systems creates a need for studies on the economic determinants that underlie their production processes. Using data from the FADN, we built a panel of 37 regions from 5 countries over an 8-year period (2004–2012). A Cobb-Douglas was specified and a stochastic frontier production was estimated. Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and its components were calculated. The farms have had sustained, positive development of TFP since 2008, with a significant correlation with the labour factor of production. We detected moderate technical progress change, which was accompanied by decreasing efficiency.


Other Titles:
Productividad total de los factores y sus componentes para explotaciones de ovinos y caprinos en 37 regiones del sur de Europa (2004-2012)
Issue Date:
Jan 12 2018
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266487
ISSN:
1578-0732
Language:
English
Published in:
Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Volume 17, Number 2
Page range:
5-27
JEL Codes:
Q12; C51




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