What is it about?

The farm size growth is one of the key research issues to undersrant the evolution farming structures and farm restructuring, and it has implications for rural factor markets and farm competitiveness. We investigate Hungarian and Slovenian farms in the period 2007-2015

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Why is it important?

As in many other European countries, agriculture in Slovenia as well as in Hungary during recent years has undergone considerable structural change, with a decrease in the number of farms and an increase in farm size. One important question is whether these shifts have resulted in a change in farming structures that depends on the relationship between farm size and the growth of farms: namely, are these processes proportional, or is there any farm size convergence or divergence?


One issue for further research is to analyse the role of subsidies in the growth of farms and farm restructuring and sustainable farming and rural development, as well as the role of farm-specific characteristics and other potential drivers of the growth of farms

Professor Imre Ferto
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Budapest

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This page is a summary of: The growth of farms: a Hungarian-Slovenian comparison, Post-Communist Economies, February 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2020.1727265.
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