Evaluation of technical efficiency and financial performance of wild blueberry production in Québec

Luc Belzile

Description

The basic hypothesis is that links exist between technical efficiency in wild blueberry production and the financial performance of businesses in this sector. To test this hypothesis, relative technical efficiency was first measured using the appropriate quantitative methods. It was then possible to test how technical efficiency and financial performance on these farms are linked.  This was done by comparing different financial ratios of each efficiency group.

Objective(s)

  • Measure the technical efficiency of wild blueberry farms
  • Evaluate the value of pollination services used by wild blueberry producers
  • Rank the farms in relation to the practices used by the most efficient farms
  • Conduct an efficiency study to identify the most efficient allocation of inputs and resources
  • Establish links between the farms’ technical efficiency and financial performance

From 2016 to 2017

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Forty-six wild blueberry farms participated to this project.

Partner

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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