sustainability

THE ADDED VALUE OF SUSTAINABILITY MOTIVATIONS IN UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABLE FOOD CHOICES

by Muriel C. D. Verain, Marleen C. Onwezen, Siet J. Sijtsema, Hans Dagevos Understanding consumer food choices is crucial to stimulate sustainable food consumption. Food choice motives are shown to be relevant in understanding consumer food choices. However, there is a focus on product motives, such as price and taste, whereas…

An Application of the Error Correction Model in Analyzing the Long Run Equilibrium between Ghana’s Exports and Imports

by: Henry de-Graft Acquah – Joyce De-Graft Acquah This study investigates the long-run relationship between Ghana’s exports and imports for the period of 1948 to 2012. Using the Engle Granger two-step procedure we find that Ghana’s exports and imports are cointegrated. However, the slope coefficients from the cointegration equations were not…

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…

An analysis of the national strategies for sustainable development with special emphasis on the issues of agriculture and rural development

by Andrea Bauer Gáthy In this paper which is based on my dissertation I carried out a comprehensive analysis of the national strategies for sustainable development prepared by the EU and its member states. I paid special attention to agricultural and rural development issues discussed in the strategies. According to my…

POTENTIAL FOR HUNGARIAN GRASSLANDS IN INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT

by Géza Nagy Sustainability and multifunctionality, two key principles, which will determine future development in any activities. On the bases of these principles, society as a whole has already outlined future expectations towards rural areas. Rural functions (economic, ecological and socio-cultural ones) have been declared in European Charter for Rural Areas.…

SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES IN MARGINAL RURAL AREAS OF SERBIA: A CASE STUDY OF DIMITROVGRAD MUNICIPALITY

by Juan-Pablo Rodriguez This paper is based on a 2009 case study research on the role and impacts of rural initiatives in Dimitrovgrad, South-eastern Serbia region. This area is of interest, because of local efforts to conserve autochthonous livestock breeds, and the work of smallholders and independent professionals involved farming and…

OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES OF AREABASED PARTNERSHIPS IN RURAL HUNGARY – MAIN FEATURES OF THE OPERATIONS OF LEADER LOCAL ACTION GROUPS BASED ON A NATIONWIDE SURVEY

by Krisztián Kis – Köteles Rita Szekeresné Based on the results of our questionnaire survey, our study presents the major operational features of LEADER LAGs established in Hungary in the second half of 2007. Our national survey indicated that most of the partnerships established do not have experience in the implementation…