Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 40, Number 1

THE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS: COMPARISON BETWEEN LITHUANIA AND ITALY

Donatello Caruso, Jolita Greblikaitė

Abstract

In agricultural sector it is important to evaluate activity performance. The research problem is to analyze difference of performance of agricultural holdings between Lithuania and Italy at farms level. The purpose is to define economic indicators for agricultural holdings’ evaluation and compare between two countries. Methodology is based on quantitative analysis. Research results demonstrate the distribution of performance indicators (e. g., sales growth, investments, productivity and financial position) are significantly different for Lithuanian farms compared to Italian. Presented analysis opens scientific need to develop a tool for farm performance evaluation using FADN data and to assess income of farms across Europe.

JEL Codes: Q12, Q14.

Keyword(s): Agricultural holdings, Economic indicators, FADN data, Farm Net Value Added


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