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Agricultural Biodiversity and Land Fragmentation: the case of Bulgaria

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dc.contributor.author van Rensburg, Thomas M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T13:28:44Z en
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T13:28:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Di Falco, S., Penov S., Aleksiev, A., van Rensburg, T. M., (2008) "Agricultural Biodiversity and Land Fragmentation: the case of Bulgaria" (Working Paper No. 0132) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/974 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents an empirical analysis of the role of land fragmentation, crop biodiversity and their interplay with farm profitability. Original primary date are drawn from a survey conducted in Bulgaria. We present two different estimation methods: Seemingly Unrelated Regression and Three Stages Least Squares. The econometric results stress the ambiguous role of land fragmentation on farm profitability. One one hand, land fragmentation reduces farm profitability. On the other hand, land fragmentation fosters crop diversification. Biodiversity also plays a beneficial role in farm profitability. Policies that aim to reduce land fragmentation may overlook the positive link between diversity and plot heterogeneity. en
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dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries working papers;0132 en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Land fragmentation en
dc.title Agricultural Biodiversity and Land Fragmentation: the case of Bulgaria en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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