"the rise of small farms is possible with sales direct to consumers (raw milk certification), direct processed either by working with small local cheesemakers or small yogurt facilities, or creating on farm processing, agritourism, and young farmer incentives."A parte I descreve bem a evolução dos efectivos leiteiros numa série de países e a concentração eficientista em curso.
"While larger farms get by with government subsidies, smaller farms are turning to the rental economy.Trechos retirados de "How are small farms surviving? Airbnb"
are looking to make extra income by renting out space at pastoral Old Crow to vacationers who’d like a taste of New England farm life.
city dwellers and suburbanites are hungry to spend their vacation time in a bucolic landscape with the promise of some wholesome downtime and maybe a locally sourced meal. They are part of a growing agritourism trend of family farmers with small to medium farms using their land, food supply, and livestock to attract guests on websites like Airbnb and VRBO, increasing their farms’ revenue and exposure."