This chapter focuses on differences in farm performance, concentrating on the Netherlands, where there has been a long history of analysing farm performance and its determinants. The chapter reviews some of the conclusions on (i) the factors that influence differences in farm financial performance; (ii) the role of business strategies; and (iii) differences in innovation and the adoption of new technology. It concludes by drawing some potential implications of the findings for the process of adjustment to policy reform.
|Title of host publication||Policy Reform and Adjustment in the Agricultural Sectors of Developed Countries|
|Editors||D. Blandford, B. Hill|
|Place of Publication||Wallingford|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|