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


  • Behan, Jamina
  • O'Brien, Mark


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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  • Behan, Jamina & O'Brien, Mark, 2008. "Assessing the availability of off-farm employment and farmers’ training needs," 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK 36768, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aes008:36768
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.36768

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    1. David Meredith, 2010. "Recent Trends In Employmentand Unemployment: Assessingthe Impact Of The Economic Downturn On Part-Time Farmers," Working Papers 1012, Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.
    2. David Meredith, 2011. "Recent Trends in Employment and Unemployment: Assessing the impact of the economic downturn on part-time farmers," Working Papers 1103, Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.

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