|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|93074||160112||2013||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
Despite the emphasis given in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy to the local economic benefits of a maintaining a strong agricultural sector, relatively little research has focused on the interactions between farm households and their local economies. The paper presents findings from an analysis of the direct economic transactions of farm households drawn from two EU case study areas, one a transition economy with an underdeveloped agricultural sector (Podlaskie, Poland), the other a mature economy with a highly developed agricultural sector (North East Scotland, UK). The results confirm that the contribution of farm households to their immediate surrounding locality is highly context-specific and depends upon both demand and supply-side factors. With the exception of off-farm work, farm households within North East Scotland study have more distant and spatially concentrated agricultural transactions due to the consolidation of upstream and downstream agri-businesses in the region. In contrast, transactions in Podlaskie take place far closer to the farm holding and are more spatially dispersed. The rural development and policy implications of the findings are discussed.
► We compare the direct farm household transactions in two contrasting EU study areas.
► The nature and pattern of farm household transactions are shown to be context-specific.
► Farm-related transactions become more distant as the agriculture sector develops.
► Farm-related transactions become spatially concentrated as the agriculture sector develops.
► Farmer attachment to the local community influences agricultural transactions.
Journal: Land Use Policy - Volume 31, March 2013, Pages 156–165