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The paper analyzes the volume and structure of self-supply in farmers’ households according to their financial condition. To evaluate that condition a synthetic index was constructed using the classical TOPSIS method. The basic source of information was the unpublished raw microdata on individual households from the Household Budget Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Office in 2010. Conducted analysis allowed to assert that among the households with the best financial condition, which represented 17.5% of all farmers’ households, the average disposable income was more than three times higher than that of the households with the worst financial condition, which represented 15% of the group. Moreover, it was observed that better financial condition implies lower percentage of households that use self-supply.

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