In this study we implement the multidirectional efficiency analysis approach in a regional, rural
development context, with the aim of analysing the regional efficiency of agricultural resource
use. The efficiency patterns of each input and output were observed over three Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP) periods. The results show the largest improvements in the efficiency
of diversified output and labour, especially when more concerns about environmental
conditions and rurality were included in CAP, 2008-2013. Further improvements in regional
efficiency could be achieved by creating possibilities for diversified output and more efficient
utilisation of assets.