Concluding Remarks

  • Gert van Dijk
  • Panagiota Sergaki
  • George Baourakis
Part of the Cooperative Management book series (COMA)


All over the world governments face the question of how to make sure that sufficient new capital is invested in new technology and entrepreneurship in domestic agriculture. Do markets provide incentives for such investment? When do established farmers or young farmers feel safe enough to invest? How to avoid the notorious ‘pig cycle’: periods of overinvestment followed by (long) periods of oversupply and depression? Is farming attractive for young talented professional people to enter the farming industry? Are our farmers not farmers because there are just no alternatives for them—that is, they are not “farmers by default”?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gert van Dijk
    • 1
  • Panagiota Sergaki
    • 2
  • George Baourakis
    • 3
  1. 1.TIAS School for Business and SocietyTilburg UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Business Economics and ManagementMediterranean Agronomic Institute of ChaniaChaniaGreece

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