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The Impact of Parcel Structure on the Efficiency of Finnish Dairy Farms

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  • Niskanen, Olli
  • Heikkilä, Anna-Maija

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In Finland, expanding dairy farms often face the problem of additional fields being geographically distant and only available as small parcels. We develop a stochastic production frontier model to estimate the technical efficiency of Finnish dairy farms and simulate the effect of parcel distance and parcel size on the efficiency of an average farm for 2000 through 2009. The overall development of technical efficiency is positive during the study period but increases in distance and decreases in parcel size both significantly reduce farm efficiency. Therefore, efforts to improve the parcel structure are justified.

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  • Niskanen, Olli & Heikkilä, Anna-Maija, 2015. "The Impact of Parcel Structure on the Efficiency of Finnish Dairy Farms," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 44(1), pages 65-77, April.
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