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Lindström, Rebecka, 2011. Från det livskraftiga lantbruket till det olönsamma : en studie av skäl till minskad verksamhetsomfattning och varför man bor kvar . First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

This essay is a study that contributes to the larger research question “Why do farms shut down?” The subject was chosen because it is a relevant problem that needs to be studied more. This study's boundary is to investigate the reasons for decisions leading to the farms at the Torstuna community, Fjärdhundra, changes in any activity scale or the outlook of the entire farm. When a decision is made, there are usually several reasons behind it and it is these reasons which this essay is aiming to study. The question "What are the reasons for the elderly to live on the farm even though the farm is not cultivated by them?" is also covered in the study. The essay is based on interviews and a study of literature, the results of the interviews included the fact that all farms which were interviewed had ceased livestock production, half of them were leasing out their arable land, all had bad faith in the future on the farms but the majority had nevertheless hope that the farm would remain in the family and that it in the future will be profitable to be a farmer. My conclusions of this study include that decision for ceased or reduced activity level on a farm in Torstuna is a mixture of several different reasons, it depends on age, that it is too much work, it is difficult to obtain it viable, that you have to build a new barn in order to continue, no one wants to take over because the scale is too small and there is too much bureaucracy, rules, red tape and paperwork. Reasons for the elderly to stay on the farm although they are not cultivating the land include that they have a strong sense of the place. The village and the farm is part of their life world which you do not want to leave and there is still hope left that the farm will remain in the family.

Main title:Från det livskraftiga lantbruket till det olönsamma
Subtitle:en studie av skäl till minskad verksamhetsomfattning och varför man bor kvar
Authors:Lindström, Rebecka
Supervisor:Milestad, Rebecka
Examiner:Gunnarsdotter, Yvonne
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY007 Agriculture Programme - Rural Development 270 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Landsbygdsutveckling, Bygd, Nedläggning, Socken, Lantbruk
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-593
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-593
Subjects:Agricultural economics and policies
Rural population
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:09 Sep 2011 08:27
Metadata Last Modified:22 Apr 2012 09:57

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