عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Disadvantage and economic viability: characterising vulnerabilities and resilience in upland farming systems
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
معایب و دوام اقتصادی: توصیف آسیب پذیری ها و انعطاف پذیری در سیستم های کشاورزی مرتفع
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Land Use Policy, 96 (2020) 104698: doi:10:1016/j:landusepol:2020:104698
Andrew P. Barnes
Less Favoured Areas (LFA) were designated to support farming activity on land with limited productive po- tential. However, progressive land abandonment in these areas questions the rationale and targeting of support payments to maintain viable farming enterprises. Using micro level data on farm businesses over the period 2003-2016 matched to land capability and spatial data we identify the distribution of viable and vulnerable enterprises in Less Favoured Areas. We ﬁnd ﬁve categories of household based on progressive quality of life thresholds, namely i. vulnerable, ii. sustainable, iii. viable, iv. resilient, and v. robust. A proportional odds model measured the eﬀect of biophysical and remote disadvantage on predicting these states of viability, along with farm family lifecycle factors. Whilst we would expect higher proportions of disadvantaged farmland to be ne- gatively related to viability, when combined with rural remoteness this increases the magnitude of the eﬀect. However, clear succession planning and tenancy arrangements suggest that approaches to management of the business and the farm family life-cycle may overcome some of these disadvantages. These results have to be considered against the UK’s planned withdrawal from the Common Agricultural Policy. This oﬀers opportunities to provide a more nuanced approach to targeting and supporting disadvantaged regions beyond current criteria. However, there would seem to be dissonance between the proposed payment for public goods agenda, which is results orientated, and support for correcting natural disadvantages where opportunities for delivery of these public goods will be limited.
Keywords: Less favoured areas | Proportional odds model | Payment for public goods | Brexit