The private farm as a type of enterprise in the agricultural sector is considered in the article. Author emphasizes benefits of private farms compared to other types of agricultural enterprises.
Article presents results of the expert survey of farmers (N=102) conducted during the agricultural exhibition «Agro- 2011» in Kyiv. The factors of success in the farm business and obstacles that prevent development of the private farms in Ukraine were characterized.
Authors outline prospects for farming development and measures that should be taken at the state level to encourage development of farming activity in Ukraine.
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