Evaluierung von Agrarumweltprogrammen auf Grundlage der Umwelteffizienz landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe

Tammo Francksen, Uwe Latacz-Lohmann

Published: 08.04.2008  〉 Jahrgang 57 (2008), Heft 3/4  〉 Resort: Articles 
Submitted: N. A.   〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A.   〉 Accepted: N. A.

ABSTRACT

This paper sets out to develop an economic framework for ex post evaluations of agri-environmental schemes. We begin by developing a non-parametric model for estimating farm-level environmental efficiency scores. We then use this efficiency framework to devise a set of economic criteria for evaluating agri-environmental schemes. One key criterion is whether an environmental scheme has given rise to an increase in environmental efficiency scores across participating farms, relative to a counterfactual group of non participants. We finally demonstrate the potential usefulness of the framework by applying it to a fictitious multiple-objective conservation programme. The dataset is made up of 100 fictitious farms, half of which participate in the environmental programme. Each farm is characterised by a set of financial and environmental performance indicators. The results of this mock evaluation show that the proposed evaluation framework generates useful insights into the performance of the scheme and permits identification of potential improvements.
CONTACT AUTHOR
PROF. DR. UWE LATACZ-LOHMANN
Institut für Agrarökonomie der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Olshausenstraße 40, 24118 Kiel
Tel.: 04 31-880 44 00, Fax: 04 31-880 44 21
E-Mail: ulatacz@agric-econ.uni-kiel.de
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