The Relationship Between Farm Size And Productivity In Slovakia

Open access

Abstract

The paper investigates the relationship between farm size and productivity on chosen sample of companies in Slovakia. The impact of farm size in hectares and credits per hectare in euro on the production per hectare are analysed. The ordinary least square (OLS) and fixed effect model (FEM) regression framework confirms the inverse relationship between farm size and productivity. Credits per hectare have positive impact on productivity of farms. The results of the models show increasing returns to scale in Slovak farms.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • BHALLA S. 1979. Farm Size and Productivity and Technical Change in India Agriculture in R A Berry and W R Cline (ed.). Agrarian Structure and Productivity in Developing Countries Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press 1979. pp. 141–193.

  • BHALLA S. 1988. Does Land Quality Matter? Theory and Measurement. In Journal of Development Economics vol. 29 1988 no. 1 pp. 45–62.

  • BHALLA S. – ROY P. 1988. Misspecification in Farm Productivity Analysis : The Role of Land Quality. In Oxford Economic Papers vol. 40 1988 no. 1 pp. 55–73.

  • BHARADWAJ K. 1974. Notes on Farm Size and Productivity. In Economic and Political Weekly vol. 9 1974 no. 13 pp. A11–A24.

  • CARTER M. R. 1984. Identification of the Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Productivity: An Empirical Analyses of Peasant Agricultural Production. In Oxford Economics Papers New Series vol. 36 1984 no. 1 pp. 131 – 145.

  • CIAIAN P. 2012. Productivity and farm size. Selective presentation in Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra. Nitra : Slovak Agricultural University 2012.

  • CORNIA G. A. 1985. Farm Size Land Yields And The Agricultural Production Function: An Analysis For Fifteen Developing Countries. In World Development vol. 13 1985 no. 4 pp. 513–534.

  • DESAI S. – A. DUBEY – B. JOSHI – M. SEN – A. SHARIFF – R.D. VANNEMAN 2010. Human Development in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition. New Delhi : Oxford University Press 1996.

  • DYER G. 1996. Output Per Acre And Size Of Holding: The Logic Of Peasant Agriculture Under Semi-Feudalism. In Journal of Peasant Studies vol. 24 1996 no. 1/2 pp. 103–131.

  • FAFCHAMPS M. 1992. Cash Crop Production Food Price Variability and Rural Market Integration in the Third World. In American Journal of Agricultural Economics vol. 74 1992 no. 1 pp. 90–99.

  • FAN S. – CONNIE CH. K. 2005. Is Small Beautiful? Farm Size Productivity and Poverty in Asian Agriculture. In Agricultural Economics vol. 32 2005 Supplements-1 pp. 135–146.

  • FEDER G. 1985. Relation Between Farm Size and Farm Productivity: The Role of Family Labour Supervision and Credit Constraints. In Journal of Development Economics 1985 no. 18 pp. 297–313.

  • GILLIGEN D. O. 1998. Farm Size Productivity and Economic Efficiency: Accounting for Differences in Efficiency of Farms by Size in Honduras. In American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting Salt Lake City Utah 1998.

  • HAVENEVIK J. K. – SKARSTEIN R. 1997. Land Tenure State-Peasant Relations and Productivity in Tanzanian Agriculture in Amit Bhaduri and Rune Skarstein (ed.). Economic Development and Agricultural Productivity Cheltenham : Edward Elgar 1997. pp. 183–212.

  • HELTBERG R. 1998. Rural Market Imperfections and the Farm Size-Productivity Relationship: Evidence from Pakistan. In World Development vol. 26 1998 no. 10 pp. 1807–1826.

  • MASTERSON T. 2007. Productivity technical efficiency and Farm Size in Paraguayan Agriculture. The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Working paper no. 490.

  • ROEMER J.E. 1982. A General Theory of Exploitation and Class. Cambridge : Harvard University Press.

  • SEN A. K. 1962. An Aspect Of Indian Agriculture. In Economic Weekly vol. 14 1962 no. 4–6 pp. 243–246.

  • THAPA S. 2007. The relationship between farm size and productivity: empirical evidence from the Nepalese mid-hills. Munich Personal RePEc Archive. Paper no. 7638.

  • ÜNAL GÜL F. 2008. Small is beautiful: Evidence of an Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Yield in Turkey. The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Working paper no. 551.

  • VERMA B. N. – BROMLEY D.W. 1987. The Political Economy of Farm Size in India: The Exlusive Quest. In Economic Development and Cultural Change vol. 35 1987 no. 4 pp. 791–808.

  • http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/ricaprod/database/database_en.cfm

Search
Journal information
Cited By
Metrics
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 630 266 0
PDF Downloads 316 162 2