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dc.contributor.authorBehan, Jasmina
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, James
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Thia
dc.contributor.authorKeeney, Mary
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Carol
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Mark
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-28T15:32:37Z
dc.date.available2015-10-28T15:32:37Z
dc.date.issued01/01/2007
dc.identifier.citationBehan, J., Carroll, J., Hennessy, T., et al. An Examination of the contribution of off-farm income to the viability and sustainability of farm households and the productivity of farm businesses. End of Project Report, Teagasc, 2007en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/895
dc.descriptionEnd of project reporten_GB
dc.description.abstractThe number of farm households in Ireland participating in the off-farm labour market has increased significantly in the last decade. According to the National Farm Survey (NFS), the number of farm households where the spouse and/or operator is working off-farm has increased from 37 per cent in 1995 to 58 per cent in 2007. The important contribution of non-farm income to viability of farm households is highlighted in the results of the Agri-Vision 2015 report, which concluded that the number of economically viable farm businesses is in decline and that a significant proportion of farm households are sustainable only because of the presence of off-farm income. Research conducted by Hennessy (2004) demonstrated that approximately 40 percent of farm households have an off-farm income and that almost 30 percent of the farming population are only sustainable because of off-farm income. Clearly, the future viability and sustainability of a large number of farm households depends on the ability of farmers and their spouses’ to secure and retain gainful off-farm employment. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) have recognised the importance of off-farm income to the sector and they have recommended that future policies focus on farm household viability in all its dimensions, including farm and off-farm income sources (2000).en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research Stimulus Fundingen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTeagascen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnd of Project Reports;
dc.subjectFarm Managementen_GB
dc.subjectOff-farm incomeen_GB
dc.subjectFarm viabilityen_GB
dc.subjectProductivityen_GB
dc.titleAn Examination of the contribution of off-farm income to the viability and sustainability of farm households and the productivity of farm businessesen_GB
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_GB
dc.identifier.rmis5490
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
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