IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Agriculture and Territory: Where Are the Farms?


  • Franco Sotte
  • Andrea Arzeni


The 2010 agricultural census survey yields a detailed picture of farms and the varied range of organizational, dimensional, and productive types. With a simple methodology of typological classification, the analysis proposes a reading of the census results distinguishing between farm-enterprises and farm-holdings on the basis of the different levels of increasing entrepreneurial orientation. The main objective of this work is to identify and locate different types of enterprises/ holdings at the municipal level. The results of this analysis confirm the connection of some factors with the spread and growth of farm-enterprises, but there is also evidence prompting reflection on the role of policies for agricultural and rural development.

Suggested Citation

  • Franco Sotte & Andrea Arzeni, 2014. "Agriculture and Territory: Where Are the Farms?," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0277

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Farm; Entrepreneur; Farm size; Typological classification; Competitiveness; Policy evaluation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0277. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.