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Record number 549920
Title The impact of agri-environmental policies and production intensification on the environmental performance of Dutch dairy farms
Author(s) Skevas, Ioannis; Zhu, X.; Shestalova, Victoria; Emvalomatis, Grigorios
Source Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 43 (2018)3. - ISSN 1068-5502 - p. 423 - 440.
Department(s) WASS
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) hyperbolic efficience - policy evaluation - subsidies
Abstract This study examines the impact of policies and intensification on the environmental performance of Dutch dairy farms in the period 2001–2010 using a hyperbolic distance function. The results indicate that the change from the Mineral Accounting System to the combination of the Application Standards Policy with decoupled payments has not significantly changed farms’ hyperbolic efficiency. Farms receiving agri-environmental and animal welfare payments are less hyperbolically efficient than those that do not, highlighting greater decreases in desirable outputs than decreases in undesirable outputs. Finally, intensification increases hyperbolic efficiency,suggesting that intensive practices may increase production without harming the environment.
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