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Agriculture and Territory: Where Are the Farms?

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  • Franco Sotte
  • Andrea Arzeni

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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.

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  • 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
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    Keywords

    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

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