A RELATIVE EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAMS

While agricultural land preservation programs seek to maximize number of acres, to preserve productive farms, to preserve contiguous farms, and to preserve threatened farms, they are often evaluated solely on the number of acres preserved. Using a Farrell efficiency analysis, preserved parcels in four Maryland counties were evaluated for all four goals. Comparisons are made between program Econometric analysis used these efficiency measures as dependent variables. Parcel size and productive farms were the most frequently used criteria to determine efficiency. In addition, purchase of development right programs were most successful in trading off objectives.


Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/28592
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28592
Total Pages:
44
Series Statement:
Working Paper WP 00-08




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