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Regional efficiency of the Swedish agriculture

Manevska Tasevska, Gordana; Hansson, Helena; Asmild, Mette; Surry, Yves Rene


In this study we implement the multidirectional efficiency analysis approach in a regional, rural development context, with the aim of analysing the regional efficiency of agricultural resource use. The efficiency patterns of each input and output were observed over three Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) periods. The results show the largest improvements in the efficiency of diversified output and labour, especially when more concerns about environmental conditions and rurality were included in CAP, 2008-2013. Further improvements in regional efficiency could be achieved by creating possibilities for diversified output and more efficient utilisation of assets.


Common Agricultural Policy, Multidirectional Efficiency Analysis, regional efficiency, rural development, Sweden

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Working paper / AgriFood Economics Centre
2019, number: 2019:7
Publisher: AgriFood Economics Centre