10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE JOURNAL APSTRACT: THE HISTORY OF AN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL

by Krisztián Kovács– Tünde Csapóné Riskó – Zsolt Csapó– András Nábrádi The idea initiating the birth of the journal APSTRACT was initiated by András Nábrádi, during a 2005 AGRIMBA executive board meeting held in Aberdeen, UK. AGRIMBA is an open international network of academics and professionals from universities and related…

COMPARING PARAMETRIC AND SEMIPARAMETRIC ERROR CORRECTION MODELS FOR ESTIMATION OF LONG RUN EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

by Henry De-Graft Acquah – Lawrence Acheampong This paper introduces the semiparametric error correction model for estimation of export-import relationship as an alternative to the least squares approach. The intent is to demonstrate how semiparametric error correction model can be used to estimate the relationship between Ghana’s export and import within…

IMPORTANCE OF THE GENERIC SEGMENT OF THYE PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS – THE CASE OF THE POLISH MARKET

by Arkadiusz Stajszczak – Edward Majewski Authors present results of the analysis of developments in the plant protection products industry, with a focus on its generic part. Authors concentrate on long-term changes of prices, volumes and values of generic pesticides launched into the market. There were two strategic groups of producers…

OFF-FARM PARTICIPATION AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AMONG SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN THE NORTHERN REGION, GHANA

by Gideon Danso-Abbeam– Brightina A.A. Abban – Samuel A. Donkoh The study aimed at investigating the effects of off-farm participation on technical efficiency of maize production in the Tolon district of the Northern Region, Ghana. The Logit regression model was used to analyze the determinants of off-farm participation while the stochastic…

INTERIOR POINT ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING FARM RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROBLEM

by Henry De-Graft Acquah – Sarah Acquah This paper introduces interior point algorithm as an alternative approach to simplex algorithm for solving farm resource allocation problem. The empirical result of interior point algorithm is compared with that of the simplex algorithm. It goes further to address a profit maximization problem.…

CONSUMER WILLINGNESS TO PAY A PREMIUM FOR A FUNCTIONAL FOOD IN GHANA

by Farida Badu-Gyan and Victor Owusu Interest in functional foods has been growing in sub-Saharan Africa due to consumer concerns with diet and nutrition. This paper analyses consumer awareness, perceptions and effects of the determinants of consumer willingness to pay (WTP) a premium for Moringa bread in Ghana. An ordered…

SYSTEMATIC RISK FACTORS AND STOCK RETURN VOLATILITY

by Syed Kamran Ali Haider – Shujahat Haider Hashmi – Ishtiaq Ahmed This study analyzes the transmission of systematic risk exhaling from macroeconomic fundamentals to volatility of stock market by using auto regressive generalized auto regressive conditional heteroskedastic (AR-GARCH) and vector auto regressive (VAR) models. Systematic risk factors used in this…

STRATEGY FOR THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS IN RUSSIA IN TERMS OF SANCTIONS AND IMPORT SUBSTITUTION

by Irina Andreeva – Tatiana Litvinenko – Andrey Chalkin This article describes the situation established in August 2014 in Russia. The article considers an example of a famous restaurant «Metropol» (Moscow), taking into account the prevailing situation in Russia. The study of customer attendance, assortment and price policy towards the…

ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF INCREASING INTENSITY IN PEPPER FORCING WITH PRIME ATTENTION TO THE TYPE OF THE GROWING EQUIPMENT

by Tibor Kicska Significant amount of profit can be generated in forcing technologies by the efficient use of different elements in growing technologies, however, improving production intensity is on the agenda in the sector. Pepper forcing, as the most significant class of vegetable forcing, practically takes place under all the growing…