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Qualitative Analysen von Haushaltsstrategien und Entwicklungsrichtungen biologisch wirtschaftender Familienbetriebe in Österreich

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  • Larcher, Manuela
  • Vogel, Stefan

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In diesem Beitrag wird mit einer qualitativen Längsschnittuntersuchung von 74 österreichischen Biobetrieben untersucht, welche Haushaltsstrategien zu einem langfristigen Überleben im Agrarstrukturwandel führen. Zu diesem Zweck werden die Haushaltsstrategien der Bauernfamilien den Entwicklungsrichtungen der Betriebe zugeordnet und an die sozialwissenschaftliche Debatte der Betriebsentwicklung bäuerlicher Familienbetriebe angeknüpft. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass im Beobachtungszeitraum von 14 Jahren in 35 untersuchten Biobetrieben Haushaltsstrategien verfolgt wurden, die zu einer Professionalisierung führten, während sich 18 Betriebe auf dem Rückzug aus der Landbewirtschaftung befanden. Acht Biobetriebe wiesen eine stabile Reproduktion, 13 eine wechselhafte Entwicklung auf. Für die zukünftige Entwicklung der Untersuchungsbetriebe kann davon ausgegangen werden, dass jene mit Professionalisierung mit höherer Wahrscheinlichkeit in der nächsten Generation weitergeführt werden. Ob diese dann weiter professionalisiert werden, hängt wesentlich von der Bedeutung der landwirtschaftlichen Erwerbstätigkeit im Berufsleben der Bauernfamilien insgesamt ab. Based on a dataset of a qualitative longitudinal study of two serial in-depth interviews of 74 Austria farming families engaged in organic farming, we analyse organic farming families´ household strategies for a growth of their farming operation change in agriculture. The results are discussed in light of the social science debate on farm development. Over the study period of 14 years the household strategies of 35 farming families led to professionalization in farming, while the household strategies of 18 families led to disengagement from farming. Eight farms showed a stable economic development and 13 an unsteady direction of farm development. Our results suggest, that professionalized farms are more likely survive economically. Whether professionalization in farming will continue depends on the importance of farming in the overall professional life of the families.

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  • Larcher, Manuela & Vogel, Stefan, 2010. "Qualitative Analysen von Haushaltsstrategien und Entwicklungsrichtungen biologisch wirtschaftender Familienbetriebe in Österreich," German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department for Agricultural Economics, vol. 59(02), pages 1-11, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:gjagec:145226
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.145226
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    1. Manuela Larcher & Stefan Vogel, 2019. "Hofnachfolgesituation in Österreich 2018 - Deskriptive Ergebnisse einer Befragung von Betriebsleiter/innen," Working Papers 712019, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

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