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Learning in switching to organic farming

Sipiläinen, T. and Oude Lansink, A. (2005) Learning in switching to organic farming. In: NJF Report, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 1 (1), pp. 169-172.

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This paper estimates technical efficiency of organic and conventional dairy farming and its development over time. We control for possible selection bias and regional heterogeneity. The results suggest that technical efficiency measured as a ratio between actual and maximum obtainable output (relative to the peer group) at first diminishes when the conversion towards organic production starts. After 6-7 years from the switch, technical efficiency starts to increase again.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:technical efficiency, output distance function, stochastic frontier
Subjects: Farming Systems
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
Related Links:http://www.njf.nu
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:5767
Deposited On:19 Sep 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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