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Family farms are faced with an ever-rising competitiveness on the market. Inorder to meet the requirements on the market family farms are obliged to usecurrent resources, raise labor productivity and adapt the production program to theneeds of the consumers. Small farms are unlikely to succeed on the marketconsidering the lack of both human and material resources. Their only chance isproduction intensification, competitive crop production and establishment ofassociations. The aim of the study was to develop models for different family farmtypes taking into account the constraints in order to enable an income which wouldmeet the needs of household members. A comparison of the models would enablethe determination of competitiveness of some production lines and of the farmsinvolved. This is of principal interest to regions where there are numerousproducers disposing of small agricultural land areas and focused on the productionof one or two products (raspberry or any other berry fruit, plums and tobacco).

Keywords: family farms ; competitiveness ; resources

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Farm Management

Labor and Human Capital

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Economics of Agriculture, Volume 54, Number 3 Page range: 359-368

Record appears in: Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade - Serbia > Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture

Autor: Rajic, Zoran ; Jelic, Sreten ; Zivkovic, Dragic ; Ralevic, Nebojsa


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