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Land consumption and farming concentration in mature economies: the Veneto region

De Pin, Antonio (2016): Land consumption and farming concentration in mature economies: the Veneto region. Published in: Agribusiness, landscape & environment management , Vol. XIX, No. Agribusiness (2 September 2016): pp. 116-124.

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Abstract

Land Consumption and Farming Concentration in Mature Economies: the Veneto Region. In this paper, we will discuss how soil consumption in mature economies is increasingly affecting farmland with measurable effects on the loss of eco-systemic services of agriculture. Different sets of indicators interconnect multiple phenomena: this fact restates the centrality of rural areas through the concept of multi-functionality. Using the information gathered from the VI General Agricultural Census, the study offers a realistic snapshot of the evolution of structural elements in the agricultural sector in the Veneto region. Modifications are intense, which imply the damage of multiple relationships between artificial space and agricultural systems. The search is performed through the analysis of census microdata. The observed trends suggest a concentration model of farm structures. This allows the testing of the effectiveness of agricultural policies. The tendency of relevant indicators shows the intensification of the restructuring process.

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