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Improvement of water quality as a joint production of milk when dairy farms are heterogeneous

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  • Philippe Bontems

    () (TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Gilles Rotillon

    (UPN - Université Paris Nanterre)

  • Nadine Turpin

    () (Unité d'Économie et sociologie rurales de Rennes - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Abstract

We present the impact of the farms heterogenity on the promotion of non-commodity outputs on a French case study. We show that the large heterogeneity of the ratio of the amount of non-commodity outputs supplied by the farms can be captured by a one-dimensional parameter : the type of the farm. Second, using the relationship between the amount of non-commodity and commodity outputs supplied by the farms and their types, a regulator can design an optimally differentiated policy to promote the supply of the non-commodity output without weakening too much the supply of the commodity output and the farmers' revenue.

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  • Philippe Bontems & Gilles Rotillon & Nadine Turpin, 2004. "Improvement of water quality as a joint production of milk when dairy farms are heterogeneous," Post-Print hal-01606126, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01606126
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