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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Agricultural specialization and farmer decision behaviour: a case study of hop farming in the West Midlands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ILBERY B. W. ;

Abstract

The trend towards agricultural specialization has been mainly explained in terms of rational economic behaviour. This ignores changes which are attributable to variations in farmer decision-making behaviour and goals and values. Such behavioural influences, are examined in a survey of hop specialization. The adoption of Bowler's four-stage methodology demonstrated that age and family tradition are characteristic features of overspecialized'hop farms. However, the processes involved are complex as a majority of factors considered were not related to specialization.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 75, no5 [pp. 329-334]

Bibliographic references : 18 réf.

Language

Anglais

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