Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2019, Page: 98-104
The Influence of Selected Personal and Professional Demographic Characteristics on the Income Level of Private Farmers in the Ukraine
Jeantyl Norze, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
Viacheslav Leonidovich Sereda, Louisiana Board of Ethics, Baton Rouge, United States
Michael Fletcher Burnett, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
Received: May 21, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 19, 2019;       Published: Sep. 4, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190504.14      View  551      Downloads  111
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of selected demographic characteristics and animal production measures on the income of private farmers in the Ukraine. A proportional random sample was drawn from the three Oblasts selected for inclusion in the study based on the total number of private farmers in the accessible population. This sample included 250 farmers from each of the two larger Oblasts and 150 from the smaller Oblast. These farmers were selected for personal interviews by raion specialists. A survey was designed to collect necessary information. Raion specialists received a one-day training session to learn personal interview techniques. Most of the farmers, (83.4%) had a degree of technical college or above, and the average age of farmers was 45.8. Swine was the animal commodity that was included on the largest number of private farms (33.5%), and milk cows accounted for the largest portion of the farmers’ annual income (4089.94 Hryvnia - ₴). Three factors contributed significantly to a model explaining the total income of private farmers in the Ukraine. These factors included Milk Cow production, Swine production, and Educational level of the farmer. Further research is needed to examine the animal production on a broader scale particularly in the other regions of the country and with emphasis on the economies of size in the different animal commodities. Given the importance of the educational level in total income of farmers, programs should be designed to enable farmers to pursue higher levels of education.
Farming, Livestock Production, Ukraine, Farming Income, Privatization
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Jeantyl Norze, Viacheslav Leonidovich Sereda, Michael Fletcher Burnett, The Influence of Selected Personal and Professional Demographic Characteristics on the Income Level of Private Farmers in the Ukraine, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 98-104. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190504.14
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