Efficiency Measures in the Agricultural Sector

With Applications

Editors: Mendes, Armando, L. D. G. Soares da Silva, Emiliana, Azevedo Santos, Jorge M (Eds.)

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  • Offers a thorough introduction to efficiency modeling in agriculture
  • Incorporates both Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)
  • Provides a lucid, non-specialist’s approach to sophisticated modeling for agricultural efficiency
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The editors draw on a 3-year project that analyzed a Portuguese area in detail, comparing this study with papers from other regions. Applications include the estimation of technical efficiency in agricultural grazing systems (dairy, beef and mixed) and specifically for dairy farms. The conclusions indicate that it is now necessary to help small dairy farms in order to make them more efficient. These results can be compared with the technical efficiency of a sample of Spanish dairy processing firms presented by Magdalena Kapelko and co-authors.

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“The papers published in this text are organized in chapters. There are 13 research/applications and expository papers in this edited volume. It is anticipated that this collection will be useful for researchers working in the agriculture efficiency analysis and related fields. … this text proves to be an appropriate and timely contribution to a wider host community working in an agriculture sector.” (Technometrics, Vol. 56 (3), August, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Efficiency Measures in the Agricultural Sector
Book Subtitle
With Applications
Editors
  • Armando Mendes
  • Emiliana L. D. G. Soares da Silva
  • Jorge M Azevedo Santos
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5739-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5739-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5738-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8219-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 200
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