Agricultural Adjustment and the Diversification of Farm Households and Corporate Farms in Central Europe

Chaplin, Hannah and Davidova, Sophia M. and Gorton, Matthew (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. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [43] 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: 16 May 2014 09:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8798 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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