|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|92675||159991||2012||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Farming is still primarily a family concern in Australia. Having a farm successor in place is important as it is associated with the likelihood of the current farmer adapting to external conditions and hence may have long-term implications for the structure and profitability of agriculture. We used current and historical surveys across a number of irrigation districts in the southern Murray-Darling Basin to study the changing nature of farm succession. Irrigation farms with (and without) a named successor have decreased over time, while uncertainty about succession has increased rapidly. There was strong evidence that the identification of a successor is positively associated with the current and future management of farms. Those with no successor in place are more likely to go into a period of stagnation (such as selling land, not adopting efficient irrigation infrastructure and not increasing irrigated area). One key finding is that increasing uncertainty about succession among irrigated farmers in recent years has been influenced by issues surrounding water security in the Murray-Darling Basin.
► Succession amongst family farms shapes the nature of the agricultural sector.
► Succession patterns in irrigated farms are changing in Australia.
► Uncertainty about inter-generational succession of family farms is increasing.
► Succession uncertainty is strongly influenced by climate and water allocations.
► Succession is associated strongly with future farm adaptability.
Journal: Journal of Rural Studies - Volume 28, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 266–275