Published Articles

PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION RECOGNITION AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY: A CASE OF GROJEC APPLE

by Bruce L. Ahrendsen and Edward Majewski The Grojec region of Poland is an important region for apple production and accounts for 40 percent of domestic apple production. Apple growers from the region made an attempt to strengthen their competitive position through registering their apples as Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)…

COMPOSITE INDICATORS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL AGRICULTURE APPLIED TO THE STAVROPOL TERRITORY IN RUSSIA

by Anastasia Chaplitskaya – Wim Heijman – Johan van Ophem The aim of this paper is to understand and evaluate agricultural sustainability in the Stavropol Territory by means of a composite indicator. In particular, the paper applies principal component analyses to calculate a composite sustainability index by integration of selected…

COST ANALYSIS OF PIG SLAUGHTERING: A HUNGARIAN CASE STUDY

by László Szőllősi, Szilvia Molnár, Krisztina Ladányi, Laura Karnai, István Szűcs The scale of Hungarian slaughterhouses is small in international comparison and the cost of slaughter and cutting a pig of average live weight is relatively high at 16.1-19.4 EUR on average. The aim of this study is to evaluate…

ENERGY ALTERNATIVES IN LARGE-SCALE WASTEWATER TREATMENT

by Zoltán Gabnai In my article, after describing the characteristics of recent wastewater treatment activity, I introduce different traditional and innovative energetic opportunities of the compulsory waste management activities at large-scale operational level, covering national and international examples. Furthermore, the wastewater-based biomethane production and the certain plant’s energy self-sufficiency are…