Efficiency Analysis of Organic Farming Systems –
A Review of Concepts, Topics, Results and Conclusions

Sebastian Lakner, Gunnar Breustedt

Published: 01.06.2017  〉 Volume 66 (2017), Number 2, 85-108  〉 Resort: Articles 
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ABSTRACT

This article summarizes the literature on efficiency and productivity of organic farming. We distinguish between studies that concentrate on specific problems of the organic sector and studies that compare conventional and organic farms. Organic farms can on average improve their efficiency by 21%-points (SFA) and 27%-points (DEA). In comparing efficiency and productivity of organic with
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DR. SEBASTIAN LAKNER
Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung,
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen
e-mail: slakner@gwdg.de
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