Inequality and Concentration in Farmland Size: A Regional Analysis for Western Europe
Jason James Loughrey and
No 261112, 2017 International Congress, August 28-September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy from European Association of Agricultural Economists
This paper uses regional data for Western Europe to explore relative and absolute farmland size inequality and farm size concentration, demonstrating that specific indicators provide somewhat differing country characterisations. The paper uses exploratory spatial data analysis techniques to measure the degree of spatial dependence in farm size at a NUTS2 level. Regional farm size clusters are identified, some of which straddle national borders. The results have policy implications, demonstrating that the association between land inequality and farm productivity and resistance to change in farm support structures may relate to pan national regional considerations more so than national concerns. The research is conducted at a NUTS3 level for the Italian case and these findings suggest that the level of spatial disaggregation is an important consideration.
Keywords: Agricultural; and; Food; Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ure
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/261112/files/Lo ... 0Farmland%20Size.pdf (application/pdf)
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/261112/files/Lo ... e.pdf?subformat=pdfa (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:eaae17:261112
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in 2017 International Congress, August 28-September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy from European Association of Agricultural Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().