Kočoska, Karolina and Kabranova, Romina and Pamukovic, Anita (2022) DIVERSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS. In: Diversification of agricultural holdings. II. Мeđunarodna znanstveno stručna konferencija na Veleučilištu "Marko Marulić", 25.11.2022, Knin, Hrvatska.

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Diversification of agricultural holdings as a factor in solving the socioeconomic problems of rural areas is an integral part of the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU. Diversification implies the engagement of people in and outside of agricultural activity, with the use of resources that are available in a certain area. The main goal is to use agricultural production in a certain area to achieve greater economic impact on the agricultural economy and to improve the economic and social position of people not only at the local but also at the national level. With diversification, there is a possibility of creating new jobs (at the local level), although it is not the main source of jobs and is not capable of creating sustainable employment for the population (but it can reduce the number of unemployed). In general, diversification of agricultural holdings can be horizontal and vertical, and includes various activities, such as development of rural tourism, offer of agricultural/nonagricultural mechanized services, processing/sale of wood material, production of renewable energy; aquaculture, and other farm level activities. On EU level, the diversification is significantly represented in certain activities, enables diversity and increases the attractiveness of employment of the rural population. Nowadays, young people see the way out for the self-sustainability of agricultural farms in the digitization of agriculture and the "new challenges" of energy/bioenergy production and sales, biomass processing (from agricultural waste as raw material from their own agricultural farm) as well as from other energy sources. The factors that determine the development of diversification are the size of agricultural holdings, the capacity of human resources and the very position of the holdings. In the EU, among family businesses, diversification is twice as high in large farms, which is related also to the type of diversification. Of course, the location itself (infrastructure) plays a big role, and the level of education of the people is even more important.
Keywords: diversification, agricultural holdings, rural area

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Karolina Kocoska
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2023 08:28
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 08:28
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7711

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