Owners of Private Farmsteads:
Differentiation, Problems, Outlook


Velikiy P.P.

Leading Researcher, Institute of Agrarian Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia iagpran@mail.ru

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250007734-0
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Velikiy P.P. Owners of Private Farmsteads: Differentiation, Problems, Outlook. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 12. P. 48-60




Abstract

The article deals with topical issues of vital activity of the rural territories inhabitants in the focus on opportunities for independent economic activity. The signs of differentiation between owners of private farmsteads taking into account the development of production potential are stated. High production potential of private farmsteads led to emergence of groups of families considering family farming as the only source of well-being resources. Essentially informal farmers, they are subject to significant restrictions generated by institutionalization of embedded market products and heavy workload on the whole family. The owners of farmsteads face declining share of rural residents employed in agricultural organizations. Implementation of the overall socio-economic objectives of the agrarian sector development is linked to possibility of the owners of farmsteads to become a catalyst for the rural communities consolidation to create new or reanimate weakened economic structures in the agricultural sector


Keywords
family farming; production potential; large-scale farming; employment; market; active livelihoods; economic independent activity

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