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European Farmers intentions to invest in 2014-2020: survey results


  • Marianne Lefebvre

    () (European Commission – JRC)

  • Kim De Cuyper


  • Ellen Loix


  • Davide Viaggi

    (Dipartimento di Economia e Ingegneria Agrarie Facoltà di Agraria, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)

  • Sergio Gomez y Paloma

    () (European Commission – JRC)


The present study aims to analyse farmers’ intentions to invest in the period 2014-2020. It focused on investments in land, machinery, building, training and quota and production rights. It provides up-to-date information on EU farm investment patterns, which is not otherwise available in traditional agricultural statistics (FADN, Eurostat Farm Structure Survey). Given the limitations of the sample, the data cannot be used to predict farm investment in EU-28 over the period 2014-2020, nor to evaluate to what extent CAP payments stimulate investment in EU farms. Nevertheless it contributes to the understanding of the determinants of investment decisions and farmers’ reaction to the EU Agricultural policy.

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  • Marianne Lefebvre & Kim De Cuyper & Ellen Loix & Davide Viaggi & Sergio Gomez y Paloma, 2014. "European Farmers intentions to invest in 2014-2020: survey results," JRC Working Papers JRC90441, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc90441

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    1. Niskanen, Olli, 2016. "Accounting for risk in farm investment calculations: application to dairy farm investment," 156th Seminar, October 4, 2016, Wageningen, The Netherlands 249988, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Investment; Common Agricultural Policy; Rural Development; Intentions; Survey;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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