Open Access Journal of Agricultural Research (OAJAR)

ISSN: 2474-8846

Research Article

The Efficiency of the Brazilian Dairy Sector: A productivity Analysis from 1974 to 2016


 Silva RP*

DOI: 10.23880/oajar-16000165


This article’s main objective is to evaluate the systemic competitiveness of the Brazilian dairy sector, from the point of view of efficiency, aiming to analyze some important relationships within the Brazilian economy, from 1998 to 2016. This paper focuses specifically on the efficiency of the sector evidencing potential competitiveness. The issues emphasized in this paper aim to present the evolution of dairy production, followed by a growth in productivity and potential competitiveness, which indicate the tendency of adjustments in the incentives of a government program. This is considered in the contexts of intensification or reduction across different periods. In order to condct this analysis, the ordinary least squares econometric (OLS) method was used. Data from the Municipal Livestock Survey of the IBGE were used for the years 1974 to 2016. The results obtained are quite illuminating and may direct important aspects in greater government incentives in the period from 1998 to 2016, where the productivity performance of the sector presented greater efficiency. 


 Systemic competitiveness; Efficiency; Milk

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