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Farm size and participation in agri-environmental measures
Štefan Bojnec, İlkay Gailhard Unay, 2015, original scientific article

Abstract: This paper analyses the determinants of farmer participation in agri-environmental measures (AEMs) using the Slovenian Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) during the 2004-2010 period. Previous papers have not shown a straightforward relationship between farm size and decisions to participate in AEM. Considering explicitly the farm size, the controversial subject of the role of farm size is investigated by conducting logit regression analyses. We examine the influence of farm-specific characteristics on participation in AEMs using three different farm sizes: small, medium, and large. The findings strongly suggest that there are differences between the determinant factors of AEM participation based on farms' utilised agricultural area, particularly between small and large farms. This conclusion is supported by those variables that describe farm capital per land intensity, off-farm income and type of farming as significant determinants for large farm models but not for small farm models. Furthermore, variables that describe land productivity negatively influence participation in AEMs for large farms, whereas these variables positively influence the participation of small farms. The results highlight the importance of how these previously confirmed factors influencing AEM participation differ according to the three different farm sizes.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: kmetijstvo, FADN, Slovenija, agri-environmental measures, farm size, land use, FADN, Logit model, Slovenia
Published: 14.10.2015; Views: 928; Downloads: 72
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Sustainable participation behaviour in agri-environmental measures
Štefan Bojnec, İlkay Unay Gailhard, 2015, original scientific article

Abstract: In recent years, studies have identified the determining factors for participation in voluntary agrienvironmental measures (AEMs) by farmers who support sustainable agricultural production practices. Although the previous implementation of AEMs is an important determinant of sustainable behaviour, attempts to investigate the forces driving this long-term behaviour are scarce. This study aims to provide empirical insights into which determinants of probability of sustainable behaviour are associated with AEM participation by Slovenian farmers. Particular attention is given to the drivers of farm and farmland use characteristics. The data used are taken from the Farm Accountancy Data Network for the 2004-2010 period. Logit regressions for Markov transition probability models and a long-term sustainable participation behaviour model are used to explore the existence of distinct characteristics of AEM participation for different sub-periods. The empirical results confirmed that different drivers are associated with sustainable behaviour across time periods and farm types. Land productivity, capital intensity and farm size have significant effects on the probability that a farmer will consistently participate in the AEM programme for at least 5 year period. These findings suggest that farm-specific characteristics are the primary drivers of sustainable behaviour associated with AEM participation
Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: agri-environmental measures, sustainable participation behaviour, Markov transition probability model, logit regression, Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) dataset, Slovenia, sustainable participation behaviour, Markov transition probability model, logit regression, Farm Accountancy Data Network, FADN dataset, Slovenia
Published: 14.10.2015; Views: 970; Downloads: 112
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