Productivity analysis is a frequent topic on the agenda for many researchers, whose efforts are focused both on establishing adequate measurement criteria and then applying them to specific case studies. Based on accountancy micro-data for 2000 to 2009 for a group of fruit-growing farms, the purpose of this study was to verify the similarity between two methods of productivity measurement: the total factor productivity (TFP) index and the Malmquist index. The results broadly confirm the substantial congruence of the two indices and show an increase in productivity of fruit farms in Emilia-Romagna region . However, the results should be carefully interpreted, since the productivity fluctuations during the decade suggest this kind of analysis should be conducted using medium-to-long term time series data, and secondly that the TFP index seems to be generally higher than the Malmquist index, implying that these measures are suitable for an overview of trends rather than exact measures of productivity.

A dual approach to evaluating the agricultural productivity of fruit farms in Emilia-Romagna

BERTAZZOLI, ALDO;GHELFI, RINO;RIVAROLI, SERGIO
2014

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Productivity analysis is a frequent topic on the agenda for many researchers, whose efforts are focused both on establishing adequate measurement criteria and then applying them to specific case studies. Based on accountancy micro-data for 2000 to 2009 for a group of fruit-growing farms, the purpose of this study was to verify the similarity between two methods of productivity measurement: the total factor productivity (TFP) index and the Malmquist index. The results broadly confirm the substantial congruence of the two indices and show an increase in productivity of fruit farms in Emilia-Romagna region . However, the results should be carefully interpreted, since the productivity fluctuations during the decade suggest this kind of analysis should be conducted using medium-to-long term time series data, and secondly that the TFP index seems to be generally higher than the Malmquist index, implying that these measures are suitable for an overview of trends rather than exact measures of productivity.
Aldo Bertazzoli;Rino Ghelfi;Isidoro Guzmán;Sergio Rivaroli
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