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The technical efficiency of transhumance sheep and goat farms and the effect of EU subsidies Do small farms benefit more than large farms?

The technical efficiency of transhumance sheep and goat farms and the effect of EU subsidies Do small farms benefit more than large farms?

Small Ruminant Research 100(1): 1-7

Transhumance sheep and goat production have been a common and traditional practice in Greece, with its origins dating back to ancient times. Despite the diminishing number of transhumance farms, it remains an essential activity in less-favoured and mountainous areas of the country. This article applies DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) in a sample of transhumance farms in Greece in order to assess the technical efficiency of sheep and goat transhumance flocks and determine the factors that affect their performance. The effect of EU subsidies on the technical efficiency of transhumance farms is assessed and the type of farms that benefit most.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2011.05.008

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