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Agricultural Sustainability in Albania. A production Function Approach

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  • Pasquale Pazienza


    (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche - Facoltà di Economia - Università degli Studi di Foggia (Italy))

Among the several aspects concerning the concept of sustainable agriculture, a very important one is related to food security which requires maintaining constant or increasing agricultural productivity over time. Believing that the Albanian agricultural farm structure should be reorganized to put farmers in a more productive condition, thus ensuring a certain level of food security, this work analyses the existing relationship between land yields (with specific regard to cereals and vegetables) and the availability of factor imputs over the period 1970-1997. Among others, input such as land size and irrigation capability are particularly considered. This work concludes by highlighting that an eventual land merging policy would sustain a more productive Albanian agricultural system.

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Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia in its series Quaderni DSEMS with number pp_mje_2003.

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Length: pages 9
Date of creation: Oct 2003
Publication status: Published in New Medit, Mediterranean Journal of Economics, Agriculture and Environment, edited by CHIAEM.
Handle: RePEc:ufg:qdsems:pp_mje_2003
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