agriculture

More insurance subsidies for European farmers – is it needed?

by Anna Lorant – Maria Fekete Farkas In addition to traditional sources of uncertainties, such as market price volatility and animal and plant health-related risks, the impacts of climate change have recently become a major concern in the agricultural sector throughout the world. Insurance has been commonly proposed as a key instrument…

NEW RURAL ECONOMY: CHALLENGES AND DIVERSITY IN EASTERN CROATIA

by Tihana Sudarić, Krunoslav Zmaić and Ružica Lončarić Eastern part of Croatia is agricultural region according to natural resources (fertile soil, first of all), as well as human potential (long experience in traditional agriculture). Besides agriculture as traditional activity, a characteristic of rurality is also added to this region. Rural area…

MULTIFUNCTIONALITY OF AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC POLICIES AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCES: SOME CRITICAL ISSUES OF CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES

by Catherine Laurent, Marielle Berriet-Solliec, Marc Kirsch, Pierre Labarthe & Aurélie Trouvé Various theoretical models of public policy analysis are used to treat situations of decision-making in which public deciders have to take into account the multifunctionality of agriculture. For some, science-society relations are not really problematical. Others acknowledge the current…

THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE – DIMENSIONS AND CORRELATIONS

by Mirela Matei , Adrian Stancu, Predrag Vuković Global climate changes are taking place and its impacts on economy are already occurring in fields like tourism, agriculture, forestry, infrastructure, insurance industry or capital market. Specialists draw attention that climate change has negative effects and positive effects. For example, in some parts…

THE FUTURE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN MULTIFUNCTIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF ITALY

by Davide Viaggi This paper addresses the issue of the role of agriculture in multifunctional rural development in Italy. Italy is characterised by high heterogeneity in terms of territorial composition, rural areas and the role of agriculture. The paper reviews the main multifunctionality concerns in Italy, by discussing rural development issues…

AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE WESTERN BALKANS AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATIONS

by Danilo Tomić, Miladin M. Ševarlić & Nataša Tandir The paper presents the results of research of agriculture of the countries of the Western Balkans in the period of 2002–2009. Specifically, general economic (GDP per capita, share of agriculture in GDP, inflation rate, and unemployment rate), resource (share of arable…

Agricultural development and government expenditures in the new EU countries

by Peter Bielik, Luboš Smutka, Elena Horská, Richard Selby The main ambition of this paper is to analyse agricultural developments in selected new EU member states with particular emphasis on government expenditures in agriculture. The main objective is to identify the relationship between government expenditures development on one side, and…