Socio-economics of farm businesses
Farm businesses are subject to a number of influencing factors. In addition to influences of the market economy, local conditions, environmental influences, animal health and family backgrounds and constellations create the framework for agricultural activities.
As part of our research, evaluation and consulting activities, we analyse and evaluate the social and economic aspects of farm businesses. We examine the embedding of farms in regional structures and their scope for action under given political and market conditions. For many years we have been specifically concerned with the promotion of individual investments in agriculture and with processing and marketing within the framework of the evaluation of rural development programmes. In addition to profitability calculations for individual branches of production and grassland management, we also carry out analyses of the financial and labour economic situation of farm businesses and farm succession as well as income diversification and regional sales markets.
Contact person at IfLS: Jörg Schramek (schramek[at]ifls.de, +49 (0) 69/9726683-14)