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Sari J. Himanen

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Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Management and Production of Renewable Resources, Production Systems, Lönnrotinkatu 5, Mikkeli, FI-50100, Finland

Pasi Rikkonen

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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations No Evidence of Trade-Off between Farm Efficiency and Resilience: Dependence of Resource-Use Efficiency on Land-Use Diver... Helena Kahiluoto, Janne Kaseva Published: 23 September 2016
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162736
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Efficiency in the use of resources stream-lined for expected conditions could lead to reduced system diversity and consequently endanger resilience. We tested the hypothesis of a trade-off between farm resource-use efficiency and land-use diversity. We applied stochastic frontier production models to assess the dependence of resource-use-efficiency on land-use diversity as illustrated by the Shannon-Weaver index. Total revenue in relation to use of capital, land and labour on the farms in Southern Finland with a size exceeding 30 ha was studied. The data were extracted from the Finnish Profitability Bookkeeping data. Our results indicate that there is either no trade-off or a negligible trade-off of no economic importance. The small dependence of resource-use efficiency on land-use diversity can be positive as well as negative. We conclude that diversification as a strategy to enhance farm resilience does not necessarily constrain resource-use efficiency.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Codesigning a resilient food system Pasi Rikkonen, Sari J. Himanen, Helena Kahiluoto Published: 01 January 2016
Ecology and Society, doi: 10.5751/ES-08878-210441
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