Less Favoured Areas

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INCLUSION OF LESS-FAVOURED AREAS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAIN REGION

by Beata Bittner Agricultural economics and its part, rural economics plays a determining role in Hungary. Most rural families perform self-sufficient farm production for a living. In the present conditions of infrastructure and human resources, there are regions where the only rural alternative for employment is agriculture. There are significant differences…

Less favoured area measure in the Netherlands: a welcome or negligible addition?

by Marleen Schouten, Aris Gaaff and Wim Heijman The Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) Directive (75/268) which was introduced in 1975, was the first common European instrument of regional agricultural structural policy. LFAs are areas where agriculture is hampered by permanent natural handicaps. The major objectives were to ensure the continuation of…