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The on-farm diversification toward multifunctional activities is perceived as central in the CAP policy reform and inHorizon 2020 strategies, because it strengthen territorial and social cohesion of the rural areas.While relations between farm-household diversification and rural economies are central into the process ofmultifunctionality and provision of public goods through agricultural activities, on-farm diversification activities couldrepresent a relevant share of farm income. Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology literatures have developedmodels to explain the determinants of on-farm diversification. In this paper the determinants and the motivations to onfarmdiversification toward activities different from crops and animal production are investigated The paper applies acount model to explain the amount of on-farm diversification alternatives that are applied in Tuscany farms. Resultsconfirm that location to main touristic areas and closeness to urban markets are strong determinants of on-farmdiversification. Results highlight also, a positive contribution of agricultural policies (both first pillar and second pillarpolicies) in determining diffusion of on-farm diversification activities.

Keywords: on-farm diversification ; multifunctionality ; determinants ; Tuscany

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Farm Management

Issue Date: 2013-06

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/149903

Total Pages: 15

JEL Codes: Q18; Q10

Record appears in: Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA) > 2013 Second Congress, June 6-7, 2013, Parma, Italy

Autor: Bartolini, Fabio ; Andreoli, Maria ; Brunori, Gianluca

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/149903?ln=en

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