Chaplin, H. and Davidova, S.M. and Gorton, M. (2004) Agricultural Adjustment and the Diversification of Farm Households and Corporate Farms in Central Europe. Journal of Rural Studies, 20 (1). pp. 61-77. ISSN 0743-0167.
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Survey evidence from three Central European Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) is analysed to identify the degree of non-agricultural farm diversification and the factors facilitating or impeding it in individual and corporate farms. The effect of diversification on rural job creation and household incomes is investigated. The results indicate that the level of diversification is relatively small and enterprise diversification by farmers is unlikely to generate sufficient new jobs and solve the problem of high rural unemployment. The attempt to transpose the west European model of agricultural diversification to the associated countries via the SAPARD programme is questionable, as non-farm centric rural policies appear to be more appropriate.
|Projects:|| IDARA Project QLRT-1999-1526|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics|
|Depositing User:||Sophia Davidova|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2008 10:43|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 00:14|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8798 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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