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Irrigation and Melioration

Abstract

The study analyzes the importance of income from non-farm activities (all economic activities except agriculture) in family farms and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis of an online survey (Multinomial logistics regression model). A total of 1281 participants aged 16 to 76 were surveyed and 648 participants engaged in non-farm activities were selected for analyse. The analysis found that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the income of 59% of households from non-farm activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in the number of people with higher education in the family by one unit increased income from non-farm activities by 40.7% (or 0.407 coefficient), meaning that household members' education was found to be important in increasing family income. Moreover, the location of family farms in urban areas increased the family's income from non-farm activities by 36.2% (or 0.362 coefficient), and an increase in the amount of consumption per unit due to a decrease in food prices was found to increase income from non-farm activities by 52.5 percent (or 0.525 coefficient). In addition, it was found that the change in non-farm income is influenced by the age of the population, the amount of consumption and debt.

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