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Author(s): Algut Ozden, Goksel Armagan

Title: Cost management strategy for enegy use in agriculture: EU sample

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 207-212

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: Agricultural production has always been there since the beginning of humanity. Today, industry and services sectors may seem like surpassed the agricultural sector but it’s a fact that the importance of sustainable agriculture is increasing. Many inputs are used in agriculture and only purpose is to produce more. There are many components of sustainable agriculture. Environment and energy use are just some of them. However, the economy should also be included as a separate component. Is it? Like any production, agricultural production also has a cost. We need agricultural production, because we need food to live. However, in order to produce more, how much we need to spend more? The greatest danger to the environment arises from the use of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are used in many areas of agricultural production. Also a large portion of the pollution caused by agriculture, stems from fossil fuels. Here we encounter three questions. How much we spend? How much we produce? How much we pollute? After these questions, the fourth and more important question may be asked. Can we produce the same, by polluting less and spending less? Efficiency analysis can answer this question. This study is about partial energy efficiency in agriculture. So we can determine the sufficent amount of use. On the other hand we will compare the pollution comes from the consumption of the fossil fuels in agriculture and energy use in agriculture as environmental efficiency. Thus, we think we will get the answers to our questions.

Keywords: cost management, effciency, sustainable agriculture, environment, EU

JEL Classification: D24, D61, Q15, Q52

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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