2013/2-3

The impact of the “greening” of the common agricultural policy on the financial situation of polish farms

by Stefania Czekaj, Edward Majewski & Adam Was This paper presents an assessment of the impacts of introducing the greening scenario of the CAP, proposed by the European Commission as an alternative for the reformed CAP after 2013. In the past, the CAP has undergone numerous transformations in response to…

European cycle tourism: a tool for sustainable regional rural development

by Pieter Piket, Eke Eijgelaar & Paul Peeters We present an economic impacts model based on direct expenditures for European cycle routes, originally designed in 2009 as part of a study commissioned by the European Parliament. At its request, the study was updated in 2012, including a refined version of…

The efficiency of porkers production of intensively and extensively feeded

by Pepliński Benedykt, Wajszczuk Karol, Baum Rafał, Majchrzycki Dariusz, Wawrzynowicz Jacek, Lisiak Dariusz & Janiszewski Piotr The aim of this study is a comparative analysis of the costs of production of intensively and extensively fed porkers in view of the qualitative parameters of meat obtained after slaughter. The production experiment,…

Education for rural development and agribusiness in post-socialist Slovakia

by Danka Moravčíková, Izabela Adamičková & Peter Bielik Agricultural education and training in the former Czechoslovakia has traditionally focused on fostering the position of cooperatives and state farms. The destruction of socialist agriculture and the reduction of commuting opportunities in the urban space during the transition have resulted in the…

Diversification strategies and their impact on farm performance

by Cristina Salvioni & Lara Fontanella The objective of this study is to identify factors determining the economic performance of agricultural holdings in Italy, with specific attention to the impact of the adoption of on-farm diversification strategies, namely income diversification and product differentiation. The adoption of these kinds of strategies…