Agroscope FAT Tänikon, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agricultural Economics and Engineering,CH- 8356 Ettenhausen

Pluriactivity is no obstacle for farm succession

Structural change in agriculture is not only affected by the next generation’s decision to give up or take over the family farm, but also by the decision to continue running the farm as a fulltime venture or as pluriactivity. In an empirical study, it was shown that it is not the proportion of non-farm-related wageearning activity that is critical in determining the likelihood of the farm being taken over by the next generation, but rather other economic and social factors.

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