(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

The farmer as a landscape manager : management roles ans change patterns in a Danish region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Science, Univ. of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, DANEMARK


Rural landscapes are maintained and changed through farmers’ decisions and practices. The farmer has many different roles of which three roles related to the farm as a whole is investigated : producer, owner and citizen. Production based decisions are assumed to be more important for full time farmers than for hobby farmers who have their main income outside the farm and who may consider their farm more as a living place than as a production place. Based on a large survey carried out in Hvorslev, Eastern Jutland, Denmark in 2008 farmers’ landscape practices are analysed in relation to their background, occupational status and view of the farms as a production place versus a living place. 377 farmers are interviewed and some comparisons are made to a similar survey in the same area in 1996. A significant proportion of farmers are hobby farmers who mainly see the farm as a living place and who have different landscape practices than full time farmers have.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 111, no2 [pp. 107-116]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 tabl.




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