Agri-environmental Measures

THE CHOICE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC FARMING. A HUNGARIAN EXAMPLE

by Imre Fertő and Csaba Forgács The paper deals with organic produce in one of the largest and, concerning organic production one of the most diffused counties in Hungary, Pest County located in the north-central part of the country. Factors influencing farmers’ decision on adopting or not e.g. farm size, farm…

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT AT THE EU REGIONAL LEVEL

by Danilo Bertoni & Alessandro Olper The paper deals with the political and economic determinants of EU agri-environmental measures (AEMs) applied by 59 regional/country units, during the 2001-2004 period. Five different groups of determinants, spanning from positive and negative externalities, to political institutions, are highlighted and tested using an econometric…