Assessment Of The Relationship Between The Typology And Economic Performance Of Farms: A Case Study For A Rural Area Of Province Setif, Algeria

ROUABHI, Amar; HAFSI, Miloud; KEBICHE, Mustapha
July 2012
Advances in Environmental Biology;Jul2012, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p2259
Academic Journal
The survey based on interviews with owners of 188 private farms, it was carried out in six municipalities located in the eastern part of Setif province Algeria: Belaâ, Bir el Arch, El Oueldja, Hammam sokhna, Taya and Tella. Hence 42 variables were obtained from the questionnaires which characterize socio-economic and agricultural condition of the farms. The main aims of the survey were the assessment of the farming practice transformations and building the local typology according to the economic performance of farming system. The used statistical methods were one-way ANOVA, means comparison (LSD test) and Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATPCA). On the basis of the results, three different types of farms were distinguished and characterized according to their practice transformation (dynamic/conservative) and according to their economic performance.


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