Аграрный вестник Урала № 10 (177) 2018Экономика
ASSESSMENT OF FAMILY FARMS PERFORMANCE IN THE KURGAN REGION
This article presentsthe results of the investigation of activity efficiency different parameters offamily farms in the Kurgan region (in the modern socio-economic and institutionalenvironment). Evaluation of obtained results about analyzed economic unit’s performance is carried out by the useof various indicators of agricultural resources utilization efficiency (technicalfacilities, land, labor). Systematized measures of gross output, return, profitability,including comparison with other forms of production organization (join-stock agriculturalcompany, for example) are important as well. As a result, on the basis of carriedout empirical research was indicated, firstly, insufficient level of modern agriculturalmachinery provision for family farms in the Kurgan region, secondly, low rates ofthe efficiency of production factors utilization by farmers. While attention isdrawn to the fact that family farms greatly inferior (due to objective and subjectivereasons) agricultural organizations on the effectiveness of agricultural activities.Moreover the difference between join-stock agricultural company and family farmson indicators of profitability and efficiency are substantial in previous yearsand in the present. Also it was emphasized the low tradability of basic commoditieswhich produced by family farms. Moreover, in the article the emphasis was made primarilyon family farms functioning results, which not only economic efficiency. Based onthe concept of multifunctionality (which is popular in the agrarian economic science),authors insist to take into account: the territorial aspect of family farms activity;their integration in rural areas and rural society; their contribution to solvingvarious social and environmental problems of rural areas and communities.
family farms, economic efficiency, multifunctionality, fixed assets, land, profitability, state support.
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