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Agricultural Economics and Management Journal   ISSN 0205-3845
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Methodological approach for farm typology construction in terms of soil health the EU case
Dimitre Nikolov, Ivan Boevsky, Krasimir Kostenarov, Ekatherina Tzvetanova, Martin Banov, Magardich Huliyan, Xiaoping Zhang, Laura Zavattaro, Josef Krasa, Tomas Dostal, Gunther Carl Liebhard, Peter Strauss, Zsofia Bakacsi, Csilla Hudek, Jose A. Gómez, Jundi Liu
Abstract: Soil health is a significant problem in agriculture which demands a tailor-made approach. The study aims to
develop a methodological approach for farm typology construction in terms of soil health. TUdi project, under
which was made this study, aims to transform unsustainable management of soils in key cropping systems in
Europe and China, developing an integrated platform of alternatives to reverse soil degradation. Thus, the focus is on small, medium, and large EU farms, which produce in the three key cropping systems – grassland,
cereal-based rotation, and tree crops. It was applied principal component analysis based on which it was constructed four factors, related to soil health. The results from this analysis was used to feed up the cluster analysis together with other significant variables. The developed farm typology consists of four farm types. From practical point of view was introduced a methodology which allow to determine the type of each farm according the TUdi typology.
Keywords: cereal-based rotation; crops, tree crops; farm typology; grassland; soil health
Date published: 2023-01-30
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