In this section of the farm succession planning toolkit, we have searched and summarised farm succession research papers from Australia and across the world. Unfortunately, there is limited research on this subject, perhaps given the personal nature of the issues around succession and estate planning. However, we’ve done our best to gather (and will continue to) insightful and practical research outcomes on the subject. The research in here is based on a variety of methods including farmer interviews, desktop research and surveys.
Papers in this toolkit include Farm succession and retirement: Some international comparisons, Succession Planning in Australian Farming, Australian Farming Families: Succession and Inheritance and The nature of farm succession in three New South Wales communities.
If the following questions are on your mind, the findings contained within these farm succession research papers may be of interest to you: