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Table 7 Comparison of the distributions of the farms in the considered sub-sample and in the whole FADN sample within geographical areas and altimetry zones

From: Do CAP direct payments stabilise farm income? Empirical evidences from a constant sample of Italian farms

   Sub-sample Whole sample (2012) Similaritya
N. of farms % N. of farms % 93 %
Types of farming (TF) Code      
 Specialist field crops 1 571 24 % 3007 27 %  
 Specialist horticulture 2 276 11 % 824 7 %  
 Specialist permanent crops 3 715 30 % 3073 27 %  
 Specialist grazing livestock 4 492 20 % 2504 22 %  
 Specialist granivore 5 84 3 % 524 5 %  
 Mixed cropping 6 161 7 % 691 6 %  
 Mixed livestock and Mixed crops-livestock 7 103 4 % 566 5 %  
Economic size (ESU classes)       98 %
 Small (Classes 1, 2 and 3)   697 29 % 3100 28 %  
 Medium (Classes 4, 5, 6)   1595 66 % 7311 65 %  
 Large (Classes 7 and 8)   110 5 % 778 7 %  
 Whole country   2402 100 % 11189 100 %  
  1. Source: own elaboration on Italian FADN data
  2. aFinger and Kreinin (1979) similarity index. 100 % means complete similarity