Investments in energy-saving systems in Dutch horticultural farms

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Abstract

In the Netherlands the greenhouse sector is a major user of energy. It accounts for 7% of the total amount of energy used in the Netherlands and for 79% of the total amount of energy used in agriculture. In order to sustain this sector on the long term, it is important that its use of energy is lowered. One way of reducing energy use for horticultural producers is investing in energy¿saving systems. The purpose of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the investment behavior of farm operators. A two-stage econometric model has been applied to analyze the factors influencing the decision of farmers to invest and the level of investments
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Entrepreneurship Abilities to Feed the World in a Sustainable Way, 15th International Farm Management Association Congress, Sao Paulo State Brasil, 14-19 August 2005
EditorsA.P. Silva, A.J. Vidal, P.G. Ribeiro
Place of PublicationSao Paulo state Brazil
Pages39-47
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event15th International Farm Management Association Congress -
Duration: 14 Aug 200519 Aug 2005

Conference

Conference15th International Farm Management Association Congress
Period14/08/0519/08/05

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