rural development

AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: HUNGARY AFTER EU ACCESSION

by Judit Kovács Katona In Hungary, similarly to developed countries, the share of agriculture in the GDP has declined. Even so, preparation of the sector’s long term strategy is crucial, as the role of agriculture exceeds the results represented in the GDP. Environmental and social functions of agriculture are revaluated in…

CURRENT SITUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEE-KEEPING SECTOR IN HUNGARY

by László Kárpáti, Zsolt Csapó & Georgina Ványi Árváné Rural development has become more and more important issue in Hungary since rural areas also contribute to the efficiency of the national economy. Development of rural areas also very important issue in the European Union, which could contribute to the improvement of…

ADJUSTMENT OF POLAND’S AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECTOR TO CHALLENGES OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

by A. Kowalski , M. Wigier, P. Chmielińsk Paper is aimed in assessment of first period of Poland’s membership in EU and covering agriculture and rural areas with the support under the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of future challenges faced by the agricultural policy. Analysis shows that accession to…

REGIONAL EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN FACTORS INFLUENCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE

by Anett Sőrés & Károly Pető The rate of unemployment in Hajdú-Bihar County is several percent higher than the national average and the actual number of unemployed people is the highest, resulting in considerable social problems. The majority of families living under the minimum subsistence level cannot cover their housing maintenance…

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…

The Competitiveness of Rural Areas in the Republic of Tatarstan

by Landysh Sitdikova, Wim Heijman & Johan van Ophem This paper analyses the main factors influencing the regional competitiveness of rural areas in the Tatarstan Republic. Firstly, 19 variables related to the socio- economic situation in the Tatarstan Republic were analysed, these having been taken from the Statistics Committee of…