Title: Is There a Future for Semi-subsistence Farm Households in Central and Southeastern Europe? A Multiobjective Linear Programming Approach
Authors: FRITZSCH JanaWEGENER StefanBUCHENRIEDER GertrudCURTISS JarmilaGOMEZ Y PALOMA Sergio
Citation: JOURNAL OF POLICY MODELING vol. 33 no. 1 p. 70-91
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC61722
ISSN: 0161-8938
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161893810000980
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC61722
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2010.10.005
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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