Deliverable 4.5: The drivers of crop production at regional level in the EU: an econometric analysis

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Andrea Zimmermann (UBO), Catharina Latka (UBO)
Nov 29 2017
Description Crop production is the most crucial primary agricultural production activity for both food and nutrition security. Around 70% of the calories per capita and day come from plant-based products. The report provides a qualitative assessment of drivers of crop production and a quantitative analysis of crop yields in the EU. Crop yield trends are largely positive throughout the EU. Average efficiencies in yield exploitation are between 70 and 80% depending on the crop. Climate has mixed effects on crop yields and farm size, fertilizer and plant protection all clearly positively affect crop yields.
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Andrea Zimmermann (UBO), Catharina Latka (UBO)
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