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The aim of land consolidation projects is to improve the competitiveness of agriculture.Since land consolidation is subsidised by national and European means, the effectivenessof such measures must be determined. The following paper presents a method whichmakes it possible to calculate the direct economic effects of land consolidation. Thecalculations, considering labour demand, machinery costs and headland effects, compare theeconomic situation before and after land consolidation. The method was applied to four land consolidationprojects in Bavaria. It can be shown that, to a varying degree, land consolidationin the studied areas leads to a substantial decrease in labour demand and machinery costs.

Keywords: land consolidation ; geographical information system ; direct economic effects ; labour demand ; machinery costs

Issue Date: Mar 30 2008

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/36858

Total Pages: 14

Record appears in: Agricultural Economics Society > 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK





Author: Kapfer, Martin ; Kantelhardt, Jochen

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/36858?ln=en







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