First published in 1998, this volume features specialists in agricultural economics who have provided case studies on small farms in northern and central Portugal and southern and central Italy. The collaboration is a result of an early 1990s research project on small farm agriculture in Portugal and Italy and the likely impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy. It recognises that small farms have become an unexpected yet durable aspect of the agricultural landscape since World War II. As small farms represent 95% of the number of farms in Portugal and Italy, the contributors provide some much needed analysis of an often overlooked aspect of the agricultural sector.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. Francisco Avillez and Eric Monke. 2. Evaluation of Small Farm Agriculture. Eric Monke, Francisco Avillez, Scott Pearson and Gaetano Marenco. 3. Small Farms in Northern and Central Portugal. Francisco Avillez, Manuela Jorge, Joao Jesus, Carlos Trindade, Hugo Ferreira and Joao Costa. 4. Small Farms in Southern Italy. Carlo Cafiero, Antonio Cioffi, Paolo Cuop, Eugenio Pomarici and Fabrizio Sallusti. 5. Small Farms in Central Italy. Gabriele Dono, Simone Severini and Alessandro Sorrentino. 6. The Future for Small Farms in Southern Europe. Francisco Avillez, Eric Monke, Scott Pearson and Carlo Perone-Pacifico.
Eric Monke is Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Francisco Avillez is Professor Catedratico, Departamento de Economia Agraria e Sociologia Rural, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Scott Pearson is Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.