According to LIAE (2003), between 1995 and 2002 the number of farm partnerships decreased from 2,457 to 923.
The survey was based on a questionnaire developed in recognition of the main issues relevant to corporate farming in transition economies, as outlined above, and in consultation with staff of the Lithuanian Institute for Agricultural Economics (LIAE).
As we have seen, even different official sources (the agricultural institute LIAE versus the general statistical bureau LSB) for the same year show considerable divergence on key farm structure statistics.
LIAE. 2003: Communications from expert interviews with staff from the Lithuanian Institute for Agrarian Economics.