Approaching the environmental sustainable value in agriculture: How factor endowments foster the eco-efficiency

Aleksander Grzelak , Marta Guth , Anna Matuszczak , Bazyli Czyżewski , Agnieszka Brelik


Small and labor-intensive farms guarantee a higher degree of environmental sustainability compared to rich, capital-intensive farms. This paper offers a methodological contribution to the value-based sustainability approach, consisting in computing a modified indicator of environmental sustainable value. Using this approach, the authors test how factor endowments such as capital, land and labor contribute to environmental sustainable value using a long-term panel of region-representative European Union farm accountancy data network farms in 2004e2015. The seminal within-between specification was employed to control time variant and time in-variant space heterogeneity of European regions. The articles main finding is that higher capital endowment and lower labor-intensity is beneficial for environmental sustainable value. The result that farming with higher labor endowment might be less ecoefficient contradicts the commonly known perception of this problem. In light of our findings, we conclude that the pro-investment direction of the common agricultural policy should be followed but one-size-fit-all policy is not working
Author Aleksander Grzelak (WE / KMiGŻ)
Aleksander Grzelak,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Marta Guth (WE / KMiGŻ)
Marta Guth,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Anna Matuszczak (WE / KMiGŻ)
Anna Matuszczak,,
- Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics
, Bazyli Czyżewski (WE / KEiRK)
Bazyli Czyżewski,,
- Department of Education and Personnel Development
, Agnieszka Brelik - Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie (ZUT), MNiSW [80]
Agnieszka Brelik,,
Journal seriesJournal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, e-ISSN 1879-1786, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishrolnictwo zrównoważone, wartość dóbr publicznych, eko-efektywność, czynniki produkcji, WPR
Keywords in Englishsustainable agriculture, environmental sustainable value, eco-efficiency, factor endowments
ASJC Classification1408 Strategy and Management; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; 2300 General Environmental Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 08-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.308; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 6.395 (2) - 2018=7.051 (5)
Citation count*9 (2020-09-13)
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