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Productivity, technical efficiency and technological change in French agriculture during 2002-2014: A Färe-Primont index decomposition

K Hervé Dakpo, Yann Desjeux, Philippe Jeanneaux and Laure Latruffe ()

No 263010, Working Papers from Institut National de la recherche Agronomique (INRA), Departement Sciences Sociales, Agriculture et Alimentation, Espace et Environnement (SAE2)

Abstract: The objective of the article is to assess productivity change in French agriculture during 2002-2014, namely total factor productivity (TFP) change and its components technological change and technical efficiency change. For this, we use the economically-ideal Färe-Primont index which verifies the multiplicatively completeness property and is also transitive, allowing for multi-temporal/lateral comparisons. To compare the technology gap change between the six types of farming considered, we extend the Färe-Primont to the meta-frontier framework. Results indicate that during 2002-2014, all farms experienced a TFP progress. Pig and/or poultry farms had the lowest TFP increase, while beef farms had the highest (19.1%). The latter farms had the strongest increase in technical efficiency, while technological progress was the highest for mixed farms. The meta-frontier analysis shows that field crop farms’ technology is the most productive of all types of farming.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.263010

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