Factors that Condition Seasonality in Farmer`s Employment in Farm, in Income, Sales and Price at Farm Level - for the Apple and Tomato Products

Eriona Deda

Abstract


This paper is focused on several factors that cause seasonality in farmers work occupation, farm income, sales , and price expressed on the farm level for apples product. In this study we have taken several factors, and we have analyzed seasonality caused by the seasonal factors that we have taken in study, on economic phenomena expressed at the farm level, and whether apple is product with main activity on the farm. Seasonality has been expressed by method of econometric modeling and variance coefficient. Our study is based on the collection of primary data through surveys and questionnaires for 300 farmers that are engaged on apples and tomatoes activity in three respective areas, Korça, Prizren, Lushnja and we have evaluated the seasonality conditioned by seasonal factors in income, farmers employment over the year, sales and price at farm level, bearing in mind that for the Korça and Prizren areas the main activity on the farm is apples. And for Lushnja area the main activity is tomatoes. In this study we have taken into account the comparison of influence of these seasonal factors on basis of apple and tomato products, analyzing only for case when apple is the main activity on the farm.

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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