Potato production in Europe - a gross margin analysis

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The purpose of this paper is to examine different cropping practices, cost structures and gross margins for producing conventional table potatoes in 6 different regions within the European Union: Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia. Findings from this study show that potato cropping practices varies signifi-cantly between these countries with major differences in yields and costs. Italy and Denmark are the two regions with highest gross margins due to high yields and reve-nues. Poland is by far the largest potato producing country among the 6 countries ex-amined in this study. However, the production is primarily based on small scale farm-ing with low yields and low economic revenues.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherFødevareøkonomisk Institut, Københavns Universitet
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2005
SeriesFOI Working Paper

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