Another look at the distribution of direct payments: The link with part-time farming

This paper contributes to the research about the relationship between off-farm employment and public support, by taking the issue upside down: does off-farm employment give an advantage to farms regarding the level of public support? Our hypothesis is that a higher degree of decoupling enables part-time farms to capture more easily direct payments than full-time farms. To test this, we compare the largely decoupled direct payment system in Switzerland in 2004, and the rather production-oriented payment system in France in 2003. Results show that Switzerland’s policy favoured farmers with an off-farm employment, while the French direct payment system had the opposite effect.


Issue Date:
2009
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/210395
Total Pages:
22
JEL Codes:
Q12; Q18
Series Statement:
09-02




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