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Subsistence and Semi-Subsistence Farming in Selected EU New Member States

Davidova, Sophia M., Fredriksson, Lena, Bailey, Alastair (2009) Subsistence and Semi-Subsistence Farming in Selected EU New Member States. Agricultural Economics, 40 (S1). pp. 733-744. ISSN 0169-5150. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00411.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Factor analysis and cluster analysis are used to analyze the attitudes and perceptions of agricultural households toward farming, commercialization, and barriers to and drivers for increased integration in agricultural markets. Data come from farms in five EU New Member States. The contribution of unsold output to total household income is valued. Stepwise linear regression is employed to detect variables useful in explaining the degree of agricultural market integration of farm households. The analysis indicates that subsistence farming is of utmost importance for the rural poor, particularly in Bulgaria and Romania. The proportion of consumption from own production, manual cultivation techniques, and distance to an urban center are negatively correlated with output sales. Rural development policies targeted at rural physical and market infrastructure might relieve some of these constraints.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00411.x
Additional information: number of additional authors: 2;
Uncontrolled keywords: Agricultural households; Subsistence; Commercialization; Incomes; Cluster analysis; Stepwise regression
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40225 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davidova, Sophia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8653-8191
Bailey, Alastair: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4682-3251
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