This series includes published reports of analysis and research by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and external organisations. It includes both studies directly assessing competitiveness and also work examining factors (e.g. farm structure, use of contractors) that may help to make farms more efficient. Many reports are based on data from the Farm Business Survey (FBS); more information can be found on the FBS webpage. The reports are grouped by topic.
agricultural efficiency at farm level a Defra funded study carried out by SAC examining factors related to technical efficiency. The work also makes comparisons with other European countries (May 2011)