Vol. 10 No. 2 (2021)
Full Research Articles

The effect of farmer attitudes on openness to land transactions: evidence for Ireland

Cathal Geoghegan
Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority; National University of Ireland, Galway
Anne Kinsella
Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority; National University of Ireland, Galway
Cathal O'Donoghue
Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority; National University of Ireland, Galway
Published October 28, 2021
Keywords
  • land markets,
  • attitudes,
  • Ireland
How to Cite
Geoghegan, C., Kinsella, A., & O’Donoghue, C. (2021). The effect of farmer attitudes on openness to land transactions: evidence for Ireland. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 10(2), 153-168. https://doi.org/10.36253/bae-9746

Abstract

Ireland suffers from very low levels of farmland mobility by European standards. This paper examines the role of attitudes in farmers’ openness toward land transactions using a nationally representative survey of Irish farmers across the major farm systems. The results show that attitudinal factors are a significant predictor of openness to land mobility, both on the supply and demand side of the market. Additionally, there appears to be a greater demand amongst farmers for temporary land transactions such as land leasing arrangements than is currently seen in at market level.

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