IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/eaa111/52837.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Economics of Land Consolidation in Family Farms of Moldova

Author

Listed:
  • Cimpoies, Dragos
  • Lerman, Zvi
  • Racul, Anatol

Abstract

The paper investigates the current situation with fragmentation of family farms in Moldova and its effects on family well-being and farm productivity. A key hypothesis is that consolidation of agricultural land in Moldova has beneficial effects in terms of productivity and is desirable in the long run. We examine the case for market-driven land consolidation using data from several recent surveys in Moldova. We show that, in the individual sector, larger farms consume less of their output and attain higher levels of commercialization. Larger individual farms thus have higher revenues from commercial sales and generate higher family incomes. Farm augmentation accordingly makes a positive contribution to the well-being of the rural population. The extent of parcel consolidation is directly correlated with the relative efficiency of farms: consolidated family farms are more efficient than those with fragmented holdings. Hence, land consolidation leads to better economic performance of family farms.

Suggested Citation

  • Cimpoies, Dragos & Lerman, Zvi & Racul, Anatol, 2009. "The Economics of Land Consolidation in Family Farms of Moldova," 111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK 52837, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa111:52837
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/52837
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Laura CIOBANU & Florentina CONSTANTIN & Andreea MIRON & Teodora Adriana - MENDA, 2011. "Land Ownership Consolidation In The Context Of Sustainable Development," Proceedings of the International Conference Investments and Economic Recovery, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(1), pages 144-152, December.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Land consolidation; land fragmentation; land market; family farms; rural incomes; Moldova; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Land Economics/Use;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    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:ags:eaa111:52837. 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: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/eaaeeea.html .

    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.