diversification

EXTENT AND CHARACTERISTIC OF DIVERSIFICATION AMONG HUNGARIAN AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS

by Csilla Kissné Nagy Through the connection to rural resources agriculture has an impact on the three functions of countryside: ecology, society and economy. Resources of economy and production environment are continuously changing thus farmers have to adapt to these changing circumstances. One of the adaptation methods is the diversification…

Challenges to Sustainable Rural Development in Russia: Social Issues and Regional Divergences

by Olga Lisova – Vasily Erokhin – Anna Ivolga Paper aims at investigation of contemporary approaches to sustainable rural development in Russia. It includes the overview of current experiences in rural development, analysis of major economic and social indicators of rural areas in comparison with urban ones. Analysis included the set…

Agricultural outsourcing: A comparison between the Netherlands and Japan

by  Masayo Igata, Astrid Hendriksen and Wim Heijman Outsourcing may well be a tool for increasing the efficiency of Japanese agriculture. However, outsourcing is not frequently used by Japanese farmers in their day-to-day management. This has resulted in a weakly developed market for agricultural contracting services. In order to take…

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…

The marketing strategies of Serbian honey producers

by Vlade Zarić, Zorica Vasiljević, Nebojša Nedić & Danijela Petković Serbian honey producers are exposed to the increased international competition of recent years. To face up to the new changes, producers are progressively using diversification strategies, such as direct sales and production diversification. The direct sales strategy allows the producers…