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Factors Affecting the Household Succession in Agricultural Occupation in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

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  • Chacattrai Rayasawath

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This research aims to determine the factors affecting the succession of youths from farming households in agricultural occupations within Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. Primary information was collected from 400 farm households using a structured questionnaire. Binary logistic regression analysis shows that five variables significantly influence the decision of the new generation on succession in agricultural occupation: Their experience in agricultural work, attitude towards agriculture as an occupation, the number of agricultural labor within a household, marital status, and if they faced problems with the agricultural resources in the past. The results also imply the need for agriculture-related agencies and other relevant sectors to focus on the promotion of agricultural occupation succession by educating, creating awareness, and attitude shifting for the new generation, to make them realize both the significance and benefits gained from taking up agriculture as an occupation. Moreover, publicizing the Young Smart Farmers Program—youths who are successful in agriculture—would also help promote youths’ succession in agricultural occupation in households.

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  • Chacattrai Rayasawath, 2018. "Factors Affecting the Household Succession in Agricultural Occupation in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand," Agriculture, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(7), pages 1-14, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jagris:v:8:y:2018:i:7:p:109-:d:156502
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    Keywords

    agricultural occupation; household succession; family farms; Nakhon Ratchasima; binary logistic regression analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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