What is it about?

The relationship between farm size and farm size growth indicates structural changes in farms with implications for farm policy and managerial farm practices and competitiveness. The paper investigates the drivers of farm size and farm size growth in Slovenia. The findings suggest that growth in farm land size is driven by initial farm land size and policy subsidy support. Surprisingly, human capital does not play an important role in either farm land size or farm land size growth

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Why is it important?

The findings can be applied in the more general setting of farm size growth when relatively small- to medium-sized farms dominate farming structures. In addition to increasing understanding of the drivers of farm restructuring and farm size growth, the findings are also important for agricultural and rural development policy. Agricultural policy can target different farm size structures, an approach which may be important for farm competitiveness on an international basis, and changes in rural factor markets.


This ppaer is complement to our previous studies focusing on France and Hungary

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

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This page is a summary of: Does Human Capital Play an Important Role in Farm Size Growth? The Case of Slovenia, New Medit, April 2021, Bononia University Press, DOI: 10.30682/nm2101d.
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