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Determinants of Smallholders’ Decisions to Leave Land Fallow: The Case of Kosovo

Sauer, Johannes, Davidova, Sophia M., Latruffe, Laure (2012) Determinants of Smallholders’ Decisions to Leave Land Fallow: The Case of Kosovo. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 63 (1). pp. 119-141. ISSN 0021-857X. (doi:10.1111/j.1477-9552.2011.00321.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

This article investigates why farmers in Kosovo leave land fallow when their farms’ total land area is small and households, almost fully dependent on farming for their livelihoods, are large. It uses a comprehensive survey carried out during the agricultural year 2005/2006 to explore agricultural households’ perceptions of production, market conditions and general security 6 years after the end of the military conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Several locational, household and farm characteristics empirically approximate the significance of different factors for the amount of land left idle. Two different econometric models are used to address the characteristics of the dependent variable distribution by accounting for endogeneity. The main determinants of the share of land left fallow are found to be related to the economic and institutional structure, and to the general feeling of insecurity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2011.00321.x
Additional information: number of additional authors: 2;
Uncontrolled keywords: Agricultural households; endogeneity; fallow land decision; Kosovo C24; Q12; Q15
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: 01 Aug 2019 10:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40231 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davidova, Sophia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8653-8191
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