Sectoral mobility of production factors in agriculture and predictions for the future

European agriculture has been characterized by a shift in structure towards larger farms with less labour employed. Within the current article we investigate the case of Flanders, a region in Belgium, and try to define what the sectoral shifts of labour and land have been in the past. Thereby we try to analyze and quantify structural change in Flemish agriculture, and to make projections for the future. The research was based on a Markov analysis of secondary census data, complemented by primary data obtained through a survey. In general it seems that structural change in Flemish agriculture follows the general trend of farms getting bigger, more specialized and employing more people per farm. This h


Issue Date:
2010-04
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/61076
Total Pages:
28




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