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Land reform in Moldova: how viable are emerging peasant farms? An assessment referring to a recent World Bank study

Martin Petrick ()

No 28, IAMO Discussion Papers from Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Abstract: Based on a case study of two Moldovan regions, the paper challenges the favourable assessment of recently established peasant farms in a World Bank study by LERMAN et al. (1998). The main arguments in favour of a more critical view of the results of land privatisation and farm restructuring are that a) private farmers produce only on a minimal fraction of land with almost no machinery or purchased inputs at all, b) the income of a typical farm household is below a poverty line based on national standards, c) private farmers face substantial production and marketing risks, d) at present, it is unlikely that short- or long-term investment projects in agriculture can be credit funded. Currently, peasant farms are mainly run to produce a minimum diet for the affiliated household. The situation thus gives little reason for rosy future perspectives concerning a market-oriented, commercial private agriculture.

Keywords: Agriculture in transition; Land reform; Poverty; Subsistence farming; Moldova; Landwirtschaft im Transformationsprozess; Landreform; Armut; Subsistenz; Moldau (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q12 Q15 P36 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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