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Environmental targets and shadow prices of bad outputs in organic and conventional farming

Huhtala, Anni and Marklund, Per-Olov (2005) Environmental targets and shadow prices of bad outputs in organic and conventional farming. Paper at: The future of rural Europe in the global agri-food system : the XIth international congress of European Association of Agricultural Economists EAAE, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 August 2005.

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Summary

The shadow prices can be used as indicators of the costs of environmental regulation imposed as reflected in alternative farming technologies adopted. We illustrate our analytical findings with implications of the Finnish water protection policy measures on conventional and organic livestock farms over the period 1994-2002. Generally, the representative organic farm is found to be more technically efficient relative to its own technology than is the conventional representative farm. However, there is no statistical indication of a difference between these two particular representative farms in valuing the costs of undesirable output (manure) at the margin.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:environmental performance, technology choices, nutrient surplus
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Sweden
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
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Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:8448
Deposited On:04 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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