Types of private holdings and their role in subsistence of rural population in Hungary
E. Hamza, E. Tóthhttps://doi.org/10.17221/867-AGRICECONCitation:Hamza E., Tóth E. (2007): Types of private holdings and their role in subsistence of rural population in Hungary. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 53: 194-199.
The research analyses the fundamental resources, farm structures, and composition by aim of farming, labour force and family income sources of the agricultural private holdings from the aspects of subsistence and income generation as well as of rural development. By processing the various databases, the research provides a clear picture on the situation of private holdings and groups of farms (self-supplying, marketing the surplus, commercial holdings). On the basis of the analyses, it is possible to estimate the number of competitive farms, that is, of professional farms, and the number of the producers who are not engaged in commercial production. This points out the need to extend the sphere of rural activities are connected to the other sectors of the national economy.Keywords:private holding, farm structure, family labour, farm structure survey