AgriFood Working Paper 2019:7

Regional efficiency of the Swedish agriculture

Authors: Gordana Manevska-Tasevska  Helena Hanson  Mette Asmild  Yves Surry 

In this study we implement the multidirectional efficiency analysis approach in a regional, rural development context, with the aim of analysing the regional efficiency of agricultural resource use. The efficiency patterns of each input and output were observed over three Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) periods. The results show the largest improvements in the efficiency of diversified output and labour, especially when more concerns about environmental conditions and rurality were included in CAP, 2008-2013. Further improvements in regional efficiency could be achieved by creating possibilities for diversified output and more efficient utilisation of assets.


Gordana Manevska-Tasevska

Helena Hanson

Mette Asmild

Yves Surry