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I am conducting research to identify the level of home-based businesses
located on farms (ie. jam making, crafts, industrial or other types of
fabrication etc) and alternative crop production (ie. walnuts, primrose
etc). The premise is that these types of activities can provide valuable
extra income and employment not to mention non-monetary benefits. As well,
farm and rural communities will potentially maintain greater base
populations because of these activities.
The research focus is attempting to estimate the extent home-based
activities or alternative crop production is taking place in farm
communities. As well, the research is trying to determine employment and
sales potential these activities generate. The primary geographic location
of the research is Southern Ontario, but any related research from a
North American context would provide valuable insight into the research area.
If anyone has information or threads related to these topics they would
be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your consideration. If you wish to contact me directly please
use the address below.
Frank Van Hoeve
University School of Rural Planning and Development
University of Guelph