Technical efficiency and conversion to organic farming: the case of France

Latruffe, Laure and Nauges, Celine (2014) Technical efficiency and conversion to organic farming: the case of France. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41 2: 227-253. doi:10.1093/erae/jbt024


Author Latruffe, Laure
Nauges, Celine
Title Technical efficiency and conversion to organic farming: the case of France
Journal name European Review of Agricultural Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-1587
1464-3618
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/erae/jbt024
Open Access Status
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 227
End page 253
Total pages 27
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Using a panel of French crop farms, we test whether farmers' technical efficiency (TE) under conventional practices is a significant driver of the conversion to organic farming. We find that the probability of conversion depends on the TE preceding the conversion, but that the direction of the effect depends on the farm size and type of production. This result is found to be robust whichever method of calculation of efficiency scores is used - parametric or non-parametric.
Keyword France
Organic farming
Technical efficiency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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