Attempting to Measure Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in Countries of the European Union
AbstractIn the paper, a new approach to assessing sustainable agriculture intensification in the European Union is proposed. The Malmquist TFP index and DEA are used to calculate the economic and ecological productivity of agriculture. These indicators showed that during the 2004–2013 period, the agricultural sector in 27 EU Member States developed in line with the concept of sustainable intensification. Dividing the Member States into two clusters according to the time they joined the EU showed that the sustainable intensification path was different in EU-12 and EU-15. For old Mem- ber States, SI meant mostly increasing environmental agriculture productivity without diminishing economic productivity, while in ‘new’ Member States it was more focused on improving economic productivity, but without depleting natural resources.
|Journal series||Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, ISSN 1311-5065, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||sustainable intensification, agriculture, eco-efficiency, Malmquist index, DEA|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score||= 15.0, 23-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 2; : 2018 = 0.768; : 2018 = 0.634 (2) - 2018=0.595 (5)|
|Citation count*||8 (2020-09-08)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.