Title: THE EFFICIENCY OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON DAIRY FARMS IN LATVIA
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Title: THE EFFICIENCY OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON DAIRY FARMS IN LATVIA

THE EFFICIENCY OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON DAIRY FARMS IN LATVIA
Valda Bratka; Arturs Praulins
10.5593/sgem2022/5.1/s21.088
10.5593/sgem2022/5.1
1314-2704
978-619-7603-46-0
English
22
5.1
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Environmental Economics
As rising temperature, climate changes and growing greenhouse gas emissions are viewed as inevitable consequences of burning fossil fuels, energy consumers in different sectors of national economy are expected to contribute to the optimization of their energy consumption. Therefore, farmers need to develop sustainable means of agricultural production that are able to meet strict requirements for higher efficiency. The study aims to fill the gap in the literature by exploring the consumption of energy per livestock unit and per hectare of the utilized agricultural area on dairy farms of various sizes since Latvia’s accession to the EU. Our analysis is based on statistical data obtained from SUDAT – a national system that constitutes an integral part of the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). The findings show that the efficiency of energy consumption considerably varies across the sector. It testifies to flexible approaches successfully adopted by milk producers who pragmatically combine various types of farming ranging from conventional to environmentally friendly practices.
agriculture, dairy farms, efficiency, energy consumption, Latvia
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conference
Proceedings of 22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022
22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022, 04 - 10 July, 2022
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
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