2. Emerging New Types of Agriculture
In recent times, important changes have taken place and caused
a great variety with respect to production, the family members'
involvement and interest in agriculture and the families'
dependence on the produce of the farm for living. The increase
in population, the increase in non agricultural opportunities
for existence, the technological changes in agriculture and
the different ways of transferring the farm to the next generation
have caused the emergence of new types of farms. Mainly two
types of farms have emerged or increased in number and importance
- farms whose household members have adopted multiple employment
- 'holdings belonging to aged people', whose children have
migrated or separated from the parents' family.