• Economics
  • Published 2009

Productivity and the Determinants of Efficiency in Irish Agriculture (1996-2006)

@inproceedings{Carroll2009ProductivityAT,
  title={Productivity and the Determinants of Efficiency in Irish Agriculture (1996-2006)},
  author={James Carroll and Shaun L. Greene and Cathal O'Donoghue and Carol Newman and Fiona Thorne},
  year={2009}
}
The competitiveness and productivity of Irish agriculture has been at the forefront of debate in recent times given successive and impending changes to agricultural policy. This paper examines the trend in total factor productivity in Irish agriculture over the recent past and explores the effects of specific variables on relative efficiency levels. The findings of this research have shown that productivity growth was highest in the Cattle Rearing sector followed by the Dairy, Cattle Finishing… CONTINUE READING