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Production costs across the EU in 2006

Gerrard, Catherine L and Padel, Susanne (2011) Production costs across the EU in 2006. Organic Research Centre Bulletin, April 2011, 105, pp. 9-10.

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Summary

We have recently been involved in an EU project which is looking at farm accountancy cost estimation, the FACEPA (Farm Accountancy Cost Estimation and Policy Analysis of European Agriculture) project. Our part of this project was a relatively small section but very interesting as it involved looking at costs of production for a variety of organic products across several EU countries. The main products considered were milk, wheat and potatoes and the countries were UK, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, France, Italy, and Netherlands. The data were obtained for the year 2006 and all currencies were converted to Euros for ease of comparison. The main lessons learnt from this project (and found by previous authors prior to this) were that there is great variation between countries both in terms of costs and in terms of data collection.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:production costs, dairy, wheat, potatoes
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: European Union > Other projects, departments, etc.
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Deposited By: Gerrard, Dr Catherine L
ID Code:19594
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 18:25
Last Modified:17 Nov 2011 08:11
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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