Environmental pressures and technical efficiency of pig farms in Hungary

Latruffe, Laure and Desjeux, Yann and Bakucs, Zoltán and Fertő, Imre and Fogarasi, József (2013) Environmental pressures and technical efficiency of pig farms in Hungary. Managerial and Decision Economics, 34 (6). pp. 409-416. ISSN 0143-6570

[img] Text
Latruffe et al MDE 2013.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (237kB) | Request a copy


Pig farming is one of the strongest polluters of water due to its intensive production and slurry rejection. Several European countries have introduced environmental regulations aiming at reducing the pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture, but not yet Hungary.We investigate how Hungarian pig farms’ output and technical efficiency would be affected if such regulations are to be fully implemented in this country. Results indicate that the pollution could be reduced with no impact on the output level, and that pig farmers have incentives to reduce nitrogen pollution in order to increase their efficiency even in the absence of regulation. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SF Animal culture / állattenyésztés
Depositing User: Réka Sramek
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 14:27
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 14:27

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item