The Vanishing Farms? The Impact of International Migration on Albanian Family Farming | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2010
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10986/4777
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World Bank

This paper investigates the impact of international migration on technical efficiency, resource allocation and income from agricultural production of family farming in Albania. The results suggest that migration is used by rural households as a pathway out of agriculture: migration is negatively associated with both labour and non-labour input allocation in agriculture, while no significant differences can be detected in terms of farm technical efficiency or agricultural income. Whether the rapid demographic changes in rural areas triggered by massive migration, possibly combined with propitious land and rural development policies, will ultimately produce the conditions for a more viable, high-return agriculture attracting larger investments remains to be seen.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Miluka, Juna
Carletto, Gero
Davis, Benjamin
Zezza, Alberto

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