Agricultural productivity in Western Europe.
AbstractTwo hypotheses on agricultural production are tested: (1) that productivity of European agriculture is low, but that there are large regional and national differences; and (2) that there is a pattern in these differences: productivity is high around the North Sea and declines with increasing distance and with altitude. The criterion used to evaluate the facts is the net total productivity index, and Dutch agriculture is the basis for comparison. Results appear to agree with the two hypotheses. A. abr. (Abstract retrieved from CAB Abstracts by CABIâ€™s permission)