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Exploring The Role Of Succession Patterns In Central And Eastern European'S Dualistic Farm Structures


  • Schnicke, Hauke Joachim
  • Happe, Kathrin
  • Sahrbacher, Christoph
  • Kellermann, Konrad


This paper analyses the interplay between farm adjustments on individual farms in dualistic farm structures over time using an agent-based simulation approach. In particular, explore the development of individual farms when there are off-farm work opportunities and different propensities of younger farm successors to take over the farm. Results show that despite of large numbers of individual farms leaving agriculture, the impacts on land use, production, and income are independent on different propensities to take over a farm.

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  • Schnicke, Hauke Joachim & Happe, Kathrin & Sahrbacher, Christoph & Kellermann, Konrad, 2008. "Exploring The Role Of Succession Patterns In Central And Eastern European'S Dualistic Farm Structures," 107th Seminar, January 30-February 1, 2008, Sevilla, Spain 6668, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa107:6668

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    1. Viira, Ants-Hannes & Pöder, Anne & Värnik, Rando, 2013. "The Determinants of Farm Growth, Decline and Exit in Estonia," Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, vol. 62(1).

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    dualistic farm structures; individual farms; generation change; succession; Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral Economics;

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