OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

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1815-6797 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18156797
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Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

NB. No. 1 to No. 58 were released under the previous series title OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers.

 

Competitiveness, Productivity and Efficiency in the Agricultural and Agri-Food Sectors You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Laure Latruffe1
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  • 1: INRA-Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France, France

01 Aug 2010
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30
Pages
63
DOI
10.1787/5km91nkdt6d6-en

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This report reviews the literature on competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. It clarifies concepts and terminology used in this area, and provides a critical assessment of approaches and indicators used in the literature to measure competitiveness, productivity and efficiency at sectoral and farm levels. It also discusses recent findings on productivity growth, changes in relative competitiveness between sub-sectors and countries, and determinants of competitiveness, in addition to identifying the major knowledge gaps. This report suggests that more attention should be paid to the agri-food sector, non-price factors of competitiveness, and the impact of government intervention on competitiveness.
Also available in: French
Keywords:
productivity growth, determinants of competitiveness, agri-food sector, domestic resource costs, comparative advantage, competitiveness indicators, farm productivity, agriculture