Definition: Type of farming

Agriculture

There are eight main categories in the Community system of typology classification of farms:
A. Specialised farms, main category 1-5; 1: Field crops, 2: Horticulture, 3: Permanent crops, 4: Grazing livestock, 5: Granivores.  In these categories more than two/thirds of the total Standard Gross Margin (SGM - explained later) come from only one of the main categories (1-5).
B. Non specialised farms, main category 6-8; 6: Mixed Cropping, 7: Mixed livestock,
8: Combined Livestock-Cropping.  In these categories more than two/thirds of the total SGM of the farm come from two or more of the main categories (1-5).
Take as an example a farm where the total sum of the SGM of field crops represents two/thirds or more of total SGM of the farm, the holding will be classified as type 1 (Field crops).
Source:
Agriculture, Statistical yearbook, 2000, p.123
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