Environmental sustainable value in agriculture revisited: How does Common Agricultural Policy contribute to ecoefficiency?

Bazyli Czyżewski , Anna Matuszczak , Aleksander Grzelak , Marta Guth , Adam Majchrzak


The confict between capital-intensive agriculture, often called industrial agriculture, and sustainable farming is ongoing, and not because of Western European countries, where intensifcation is increasingly sustainable. It is caused by several million small farms in Central and Eastern Europe that must choose a long-term development path. This is also a dilemma for agricultural policy: Are small farms so environmentally friendly that they should play the role of ‘landscape guardians’ at the expense of public support and economic vegetation, or should they strive to improve productivity through investments? This study ofers a methodological contribution to the value-based sustainability approach by computing indicators of environmental sustainable value (ESV). The authors have attempted to combine the value-oriented approach with frontier benchmarking. They then tested how the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes contribute to ESV using a long-term panel of regionally representative farms from Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) with regard to factor endowments, for the years 2004–2017. The seminal within–between specifcation was employed to control the time variant and time invariant space heterogeneity of European regions. The main fnding is that higher investment support is benefcial to ESV. Regarding factor endowment infuence, there was a positive impact of the capital–labour ratio. Except the cross-sectional impact of environmental subsidies, the payments exert a negative efect on ESV.
Author Bazyli Czyżewski (WE / KMiGŻ)
Bazyli Czyżewski,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Anna Matuszczak (WE / KMiGŻ)
Anna Matuszczak,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Aleksander Grzelak (WE / KMiGŻ)
Aleksander Grzelak,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Marta Guth (WE / KMiGŻ)
Marta Guth,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Adam Majchrzak (WE / KPGiS)
Adam Majchrzak,,
- Department of Economic and Local Government Policy
Journal seriesSustainability Science, ISSN 1862-4065, e-ISSN 1862-4057, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in PolishRolnictwo zrównoważone, równowaga środowisowa, eko-efektywność, polityka rolna, WPR
Keywords in EnglishSustainable agriculture, Environmental sustainable value, Eco-efficiency, Agricultural policy, CAP
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 3306 Health(social science); 3312 Sociology and Political Science; 2303 Ecology; 2306 Global and Planetary Change; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-020-00834-6
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 31-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.266; WoS Impact Factor: 2019 = 5.301 (2) - 2019=5.263 (5)
Citation count*9 (2021-06-07)
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UwagiFirst online: 08 July 2020
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