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Leaving land fallow: The case of subsistence farming in the Western Balkans

Sauer, Johannes; Davidova, Sophia; Latruffe, Laure;
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  • Published: 30 Sep 2009
  • Country: France
Abstract
The key question of this paper is why farmers in Kosovo leave land fallow when the total land of their farms is rather small and households are rather large. In order to elicit some barriers to land utilisation in Kosovo, the paper is based on a comprehensive survey investigating agricultural households’ perceptions of production and market conditions, and employs several households and farm characteristics to empirically approximate the significance of different factors for leaving land fallow and not using it for production purposes. Three different models have been estimated. All estimated model specifications show a statistical significance at a satisfactory...
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free text keywords: fallow land decision, Kosovo, Tobit regression, Fractional response regression, Zero-inflated binomial regression, Research Methods/ Statistical Methods, Risk and Uncertainty,, DECISION DE MISE EN FRICHE, MODELE TOBIT, REPONSE FRACTIONNELLE, REGRESSION BINOMIALE, KOSOVO, FALLOW LAND DECISION, TOBIT REGRESSION, FRACTIONAL RESPONSE REGRESSION, ZERO INFLATED BINOMIAL REGRESSION, economic modelling, balkans, europe, économétrie, agriculture, modélisation économique, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], Economies et finances, Economies and finances, DECISION DE MISE EN FRICHE;MODELE TOBIT;REPONSE FRACTIONNELLE;REGRESSION BINOMIALE;KOSOVO;FALLOW LAND DECISION;TOBIT REGRESSION;FRACTIONAL RESPONSE REGRESSION;ZERO INFLATED BINOMIAL REGRESSION
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