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772: Farm diversification

This paper is summarised from ‘Farm Diversification in England: Results from the Farm Business Survey, 2007/08’ produced by Defra

Year of Publication2009

Around half English farms have diversified activities, a proportion which has been stable for the past five years. However the percentage which are carrying out activities other than letting buildings has increased from 18% in 2003 to 28% in 2007. Diversified enterprises averaged 15% of the total income of farm businesses. A lower proportion of smaller farms diversify than larger farms but farmers on smaller farms supplement their income to a greater extent than larger farms from off-farm employment and self-employment

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agriculture diversification
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