Approaching environmental sustainability of agriculture: environmental burden, eco-efficiency or eco-effectiveness

Bazyli Czyżewski , Anna Matuszczak , Andreea Muntean


The main goal of the article is to compare three approaches to measuring environmental sustainability in agriculture: i) the environmental burden index; ii) the sustainable value of eco-efficient production; and iii) the sustainable value of the eco-effective farm, applied to the sample of 130 EUFADN (European Union Farm Accountancy Data Network) regions in 2015. The study indicates a fundamental problem: the notion of environmental sustainability in agriculture differs depending on the criterion we apply. We recognized a principle trade-off in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which consists of compensating for the strain on the natural environment with production or with public goods provision. Studies on these two effects seem to be crucial to draw a consistent development path for the CAP. Our major finding is that public goods-oriented farming is more likely to expand after improving eco-efficiency. This is still a challenge because in European regions, eco-efficient has not meant environmentally sustainable yet.
Author Bazyli Czyżewski (WE / KEiRK) - [Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Stanisława Staszica w Pile]
Bazyli Czyżewski,,
- Department of Education and Personnel Development
- Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Stanisława Staszica w Pile
, Anna Matuszczak (WE / KMiGŻ)
Anna Matuszczak,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Andreea Muntean - University of Alba Iulia, Romania
Andreea Muntean,,
Journal seriesAgricultural Economics-Zemedelska Ekonomika, [Agricultural Economics (Czech Republic)], ISSN 0139-570X, e-ISSN 1805-9295, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishrolnictwo, środowisko, regiony UE, rozwój zrównoważony
Keywords in Englishagriculture, environment, EU regions, sustainable development
ASJC Classification1101 Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous); 2000 General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 03-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.058; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.0 (2) - 2018=0.842 (5)
Citation count*11 (2021-05-09)
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UwagiFirst online: Published on June 27, 2019
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