Labor management strategies in facing the economic crisis. Evidence form Greek livestock farms

Συγγραφείς:
Athanasios Ragkos
Stavriani Koutsou
Alexandros Theodoridis
Theodoros Manousidis
Vasiliki lagka
Τύπος: Journal Article
Τίτλος Περιοδικού: New Medit
'Ετος δημοσίευσης: 2018
Θέμα:
rural development
agricultural economics
rural economics
sustainable agriculture
Περιγραφή:

This paper investigates the role of labor – either family or hired – in the development of the Greek livestock sector and the effects of labor management strategies undertaken against the crisis. For this purpose, the main types of cattle and sheep and goat farms were investigated with a questionnaire survey and their strategies were assessed. Building on the findings from four studies of different production sectors and systems, importantquestions about the role of hired labor in the Greece of crisis are raised and dealt with.Intensive farms profited from hired labor in order to develop, but during the crisis they demonstrated a variety of strategies. On the other hand, extensive systems safeguarded their family character and took advantage of traditional knowledge in order to survive the crisis. The labor from female family members was proven a significant asset for many of the surveyed farms.

 

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