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Assessing the availability of off-farm employment and farmers’ training needs

  • Behan, Jamina
  • O'Brien, Mark
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    The number of farm households participating in the off-farm labour market has been increasing over the last decade and this additional income has become integral to the sustainability of farm households. The objective of this paper is to assess the availability of off-farm employment and examine policies needed to increase the employability of farm operators seeking off-farm employment.

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    Paper provided by Agricultural Economics Society in its series 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK with number 36768.

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    Date of creation: 31 Mar 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aes008:36768
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