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Determinants of farm size expansion among eu farmers

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  • Bartolini, Fabio
  • Sardonini, Laura
  • Viaggi, Davide

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This paper aims to identify the determinants of the intention to expand farm size under two different policy scenarios 1) baseline, that implies the current Health Check policy, and 2) a NO-CAP scenario, providing a full removing of all CAP payments. Results highlight that farm/farmer and household characteristics such as age, amount of SFP and land size are determinants of farm size expansion under baseline scenario. Otherwise, under NO-CAP scenario, farm specialisation and organisational variables became significant in explaining the farm size expansion.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24011.

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Date of creation: 15 Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24011

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Keywords: farm expansion; multinomial logit; stated intentions;

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  1. Barry K. Goodwin & Ashok K. Mishra, 2005. "Another Look at Decoupling: Additional Evidence on the Production Effects of Direct Payments," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 87(5), pages 1200-1210.
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