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Title Efficiency measures in the agricultural sector [electronic resource] : with applications / Armando B. Mendes, Emiliana L.D.G. Soares da Silva, Jorge M. Azevedo Santos, editors.

Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer Science + Business Media, c2013.


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Physical description 1 online resource (206 p.)
Contents Efficiency Measures and Methods -- Efficiency Measures in the Agricultural Sector: The Beginning / Emiliana Silva, Armando B. Mendes, Jorge Santos -- Review of Frontier Models and Efficiency Analysis: A Parametric Approach / Ana Sampaio -- Introduction to Data Envelopment Analysis / Jorge Santos, Elsa Rosário Negas, Luís Cavique Santos -- Superefficiency and Multiplier Adjustment in Data Envelopment Analysis / Jorge Santos, Luís Cavique Santos, Armando B. Mendes -- FARM EFFICIENCY APPPLICATIOINS -- An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in Azores Dairy Farms / Emiliana Silva, Amílcar Arzubi, Julio Berbel -- Animal Grazing System Efficiency / Emiliana Silva, Carlos Santos, Armando B. Mendes -- Technical Efficiency of the Spanish Dairy Processing Industry: Do Size and Exporting Matter? / Magdalena Kapelko, Alfons Oude Lansink -- Inefficiency in Animal Production: A Parametric Approach / Emiliana Silva, Fátima Venâncio -- Azorean Agriculture Efficiency by PAR / Armando B. Mendes, Veska Noncheva, Emiliana Silva -- Sustainable Tourism and Agriculture Multifunctionality by PAR: A Variable Selection Approach / Armando B. Mendes, Veska Noncheva, Emiliana Silva -- The Importance of Subsidies in Azorean Dairy Farms' Efficiency / Emiliana Silva, Eusébio Marote -- Multi-output Technical Efficiency in the Olive Oil Industry and Its Relation to the Form of Business Organisation / Rafaela Dios-Palomares, José M. Martínez-Paz, Angel Prieto -- Efficiency Assessment: Final Remarks / Jorge Santos, Emiliana Silva, Armando B. Mendes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The editors draw on a 3-year project that analyzed a Portuguese area in detail, comparing this study with papers from other regions. Applications include the estimation of technical efficiency in agricultural grazing systems (dairy, beef and mixed) and specifically for dairy farms. The conclusions indicate that it is now necessary to help small dairy farms in order to make them more efficient. These results can be compared with the technical efficiency of a sample of Spanish dairy processing firms presented by Magdalena Kapelko and co-authors.
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Other author Mendes, Armando B.
Da Silva, Emiliana L. D. G. Soares.
Santos, Jorge M. Azevedo.
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Agriculture and state -- Developing countries.
Land tenure -- Developing countries.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789400757394 (electronic bk.)
9400757395 (electronic bk.)