Farmers and their groves: Will cost inefficiency lead to land use change?

AM Klepacka, WJ Florkowski, C Revoredo-Giha

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Abstract

Increased forest areas and climate change mitigation are policy goals enhanced by expanding private forest ownership. This study shows transfer of land from farms owning forested acreage associated with low quality land and high production costs achieves such goals. Calculated cost efficiency scores show a large gap between the most and least efficient farms, and farms with forests are less cost efficient. Land reforestation through subsidy programs could replace income from agricultural production. We illustrate that farms from the applied FADN panel could reforest 45,000 hectares, binding about 0.5 mln tons of carbon annually without limiting food or feed supply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329 - 338
Number of pages10
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume61
Early online date5 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 5 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • Cost efficiency
  • FADN data
  • Forest ownership
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable energy policy

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In: Land Use Policy, Vol. 61, 05.12.2016, p. 329 - 338.

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