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Economics of fragmented land for vegetable growers in Skopje and the Southeastern region of the Republic of Macedonia

Hristov, Jordan and Andersson, Hans and Gjosevski, Dragan (2012). Economics of fragmented land for vegetable growers in Skopje and the Southeastern region of the Republic of Macedonia. Outlook on Agriculture. 41:2, 109-115
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/oa.2012.0081

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of land fragmentation on the value of vegetables produced in the Skopje and Southeastern regions of the Republic of Macedonia. The analysis uses models such as a Cobb-Douglas production function as well as a General Linear Model. The findings support a negative and statistically significant impact of land fragmentation on the productivity and profitability of vegetable production in the study area. A reduction from 0.43 to 0.2 of the Simpson index, on average, increases vegetable production by approximately 7.06%. However, the results reveal that land is of somewhat less importance due to the opportunity to use greenhouse technology. The results based on the linear model reveal that the introduction of greenhouse technology increases the value of production by around 32%. Nevertheless, appropriate policies ought to promote successful land consolidation further.

Authors/Creators:Hristov, Jordan and Andersson, Hans and Gjosevski, Dragan
Title:Economics of fragmented land for vegetable growers in Skopje and the Southeastern region of the Republic of Macedonia
Series/Journal:Outlook on Agriculture (0030-7270)
Year of publishing :2012
Volume:41
Number:2
Page range:109-115
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:IP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0030-7270
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:land fragmentation, vegetable production, land consolidation, Simpson index, Macedonia
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2006
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2006
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000306532700007
DOI10.5367/oa.2012.0081
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ID Code:11341
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:04 Jul 2014 09:13
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2015 08:59

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