Farm structure and efficiency in Hungarian agriculture

Orsolya Tóth, István Takács
It has long been the subject of empirical researches to examine the technical efficiency on farm (micro) level. Two main methods are most often used in the empirical literature: the non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) based on linear programming, and the Stochastic Frontier analysis (SFA) introduced by Aigner, Lovell and Schmidt (1977). The present study aimed to investigate the technical efficiency of farms involved in agricultural activities in Hungary using the DEA-method and the data from the Hungarian FADN database. The technical efficiency was examined based on legal forms, farm size categories and the type of farming between 2001 and 2013.
agriculture, DEA-method, FADN, technical efficiency


Orsolya Tóth Ph.D., Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural Policy Department, Budapest, Hungary, e-mail:

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