An indicator of well-being for Italian agriculture
- composite index
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The paper presents a composite indicator of well-being for Italian agriculture.Well-being is defined as the health condition of the agricultural sector from the point of view of farmers. The indicator is based on four dimensions: social, environmental, institutional and economic, allowing comparability of well-being at regional level. The novelty of the approach consists in presenting a well-being indicator at sectorial level, by applying a new method of aggregation, the Adjusted Mazziotta-Pareto index (2016). It is a non-compensatory approach for summarizing a set of individual indicators which accounts for unbalanced distribution among the indicators. Results show that central and northern regions are in the top ten for the regional agricultural well-being in years 2013 and 2016.