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Grain and Sunflower Crops on Russian Farms in 2001: How Efficient is Crop Production?
Post-Communist Economies
  • Margarita Grazhdaninova, Analytical Centre for Agri-Food Economics
  • Gregory J Brock, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
DOI
10.1080/1463137042000257537
Abstract

An unusually detailed sample of large farms in Rostov, Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod regions of Russia in 2001 allows microeconomic examination of the production of grain and sunflower crops on Russian farms. Farms are found to have some excess capital and labour, but not land and other types of capital. New operators are found to be more efficient than other farms thought they do not necessarily produce more output. Neither rural infrastructure, location nor specialisation has a clear impact on farm efficiency. How workers are paid is found to be a potential short‐term method for improving farm efficiency that would not involve major farm restructuring.

Citation Information
Margarita Grazhdaninova and Gregory J Brock. "Grain and Sunflower Crops on Russian Farms in 2001: How Efficient is Crop Production?" Post-Communist Economies Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2004) p. 297 - 305
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_brock/64/