Ekonomiczne Problemy Usług (Jan 2015)

Czynniki determinujące wartość produkcji roślinnej gospodarstw rolnych w regionie Pomorza środkowego

  • Danuta Zawadzka,
  • Agnieszka Strzelecka

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 116


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The primary objective of the study is to determine the significance of land for agricultural output value generated by the Middle Pomerania farms of the dominant share of the plant production in the value of total production. Empirical verification of the factors determining the value of agricultural output in the region of Middle Pomerania was conducted using logistic regression model. The study used data on 933 farms, with particular emphasis on data of 406 farm directed to plant production. It was found that three independent variables had a statistically significant positive impact on the phenomenon: agricultural area, the amount of the production volume which was intended for official sale, the share of debt in financing of agricultural activity of a farm. Furthermore, it has been shown that the model containing only the variable of agricultural land used in the production process was characterized by the values of statistics (LR, AIC, AUC, McFadden’s R2) which indicate a better fit to the observed data than the model containing only the other variables included in the analysis. This demonstrates the importance of land in the process of creating the value of agricultural output on farms. The best model was obtained when all the (statistically significant) variables that have been adopted for the study were taken into account.