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.