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Does Land Fragmentation Increase Agricultural Production Diversification in Rural Albania?

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  • Ciaian, P.
  • Guri, F.
  • Rajcaniova, M.
  • Drabik, D.
  • Gomez Y Paloma, S.

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We analyze land fragmentation and its implications for production diversification in rural Albania. We find that land fragmentation stimulates significantly more diversification for households which use a larger proportion of agricultural production for self-consumption than for more market-oriented households. Our results indicate that the land fragmentation contributed to food security improvement by increasing the variety of on-farm produced foods for household self-consumption, thus ensuring a higher likelihood of meeting nutrient requirements that can promote good health of rural population in Albania. Acknowledgement :

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  • Ciaian, P. & Guri, F. & Rajcaniova, M. & Drabik, D. & Gomez Y Paloma, S., 2018. "Does Land Fragmentation Increase Agricultural Production Diversification in Rural Albania?," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277093, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae18:277093
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.277093
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