Posts Tagged ‘efficiency’

The role of location economics in organic grassland farming

13. Oktober 2016

What are the drivers of technical efficiency on organic farms in Germany? We analyze the efficiency of organic pasture farming in Germany using data from 1994/95 to 2005/06. Five inputs and one output are analyzed by means of a stochastic frontier production function, allowing for heteroscedasticity and technical effects. Our study contains a number of location factors, suggesting that the regional environment of a farm has a substantial influence on its efficiency.


Machinery is only one influencing factor of technical efficiency


Efficiency and Productivity in Organic Farming – a Scientific Symposium at the ICAE in Milano

3. August 2015

On August 9th, 2015 starts the International Congress of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) in Milano, Italy. On Thursday, August 13, 11-12:30 o’clock (Malliani Room 70) we will discuss topics of efficiency and productivity of organic farming systems together with some of the most specialized and experienced scientists in the field.


Together with Amos Mensah, Laure Latruffe & Jochen Kantelhardt