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|Title:||Is There a Future for Semi-subsistence Farm Households in Central and Southeastern Europe? A Multiobjective Linear Programming Approach|
|Authors:||FRITZSCH Jana; WEGENER Stefan; BUCHENRIEDER Gertrud; CURTISS Jarmila; GOMEZ Y PALOMA Sergio|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF POLICY MODELING vol. 33 no. 1 p. 70-91|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC61722|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Different strategies of semi-subsistence farm households in Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria under existing Common Agricultural Policy measures are assessed. Four types of households can be identified by means of cluster analysis: diversifiers, pensioners, farmers, and job-starters. Simulation results from a multiobjective linear programming model show that farm development is a preferable strategy for all household types, while early retirement or undertaking non-farm, self-employed activity is a feasible option only for a few households. Policy could best promote rural development when its measures target specific household types and combine them with general education and agricultural extension service. Keywords: Semi-subsistence agriculture; Policy analysis; Transition countries; Multiobjective modelling|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Prospective Technological Studies|
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