Assessing efficiency differences in a common Agriculture Decision Support System: A comparative analysis between Greek and Italian durum wheat farms

Marios D Kremantzis, Leonidas Sotirios Kyrgiakos*, George Vlontzos, Georgios Kleftodimos, Panos Pardalos

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study assesses inputs use efficiency of durum wheat farmers, subscribed under a common Agricultural Decision Support System (ADSS), especially designed by Barilla and HORTA for this cultivation. Data Envelopment Analysis was the main analysis used to highlight differences in the implementation stage of ADSS’s suggestions, between 4 agricultural firms (2 Italian and 2 Greek) (N= 563 farmers). By incorporating economic (variable costs) and environmental factors (Carbon, Water, and Environmental footprints), performance differences between farms both on regional and national levels arose. Lastly, closer monitoring for clarifying the reasoning of the obtained differences in the implementation stage is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14 (1)
Pages (from-to)22-45
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal on Food System Dynamics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was funded by Barilla under the project entitled: «Assessing?inputs’?use?efficiency?of?durum?wheat? cultivation» [Grant number: 6679 - Special Account for Research Grants, University of Thessaly).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023,International Journal on Food System Dynamics. All Rights Reserved.

Keywords

  • DEA
  • durum wheat
  • undesirable factors
  • optimisation
  • efficiency
  • agriculture
  • Decision support system

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