Garay Róbert, Molnár Zsuzsa and Radóczné Kocsis Terézia (2018-09-19): The end of the European Union sugar quota regime: impacts, con-sequences and opportunities. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 72 p. ISBN 978-963-491-604-8

The European Union’s (EU) sugar and isoglucose production quota regime ended on 1 October 2017. Therefore, the Hungarian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics conducted a study on the opportunities and risks associated with capacity development in Hungary, which is now possible. The impacts of the elimination of the quota regime greatly depend on the world market price, which is influenced not only by supply and demand functions, but also by other external circumstances such as oil prices...

Bozán Csaba, Domán Csaba, Gaál Márta, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Kiss Andrea, Miskó Krisztina, Péter Krisztina and Vári Enikő (2018-05-14): An assessment of the potential for increasing the irrigated area in Hungary as determined by natural and economic constraints. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 178 p. ISBN 978-963-491-603-1

Considering the natural and economic circumstances, the extent of the open-field areas under irrigation in Hungary is far below its potential. The climatic conditions during the crop growing season are expected to be greatly affected by climate change. Both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events are predicted to increase. Drought will occur more and more often, and the intensity and distribution of precipitation will be less and less optimal for most arable crop production. While even...

Darvasné Ördög Edit, Dudás Gyula, Jankuné Kürthy Gyöngyi, Radóczné Kocsis Teréz, Székelyhidi Katalin and Wagner Hartmut (2017-12-07): Analysis of factors influencing the Hungarian agri-food trade. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 177 p. ISBN 978-963-491-602-4

Recent decades have been characterised by deepening trade connections and the elimination of trade barriers. There are more and more trade agreements among countries, and their integration is becoming deeper and deeper. Nowadays not only tariffs, but non-tariff barriers are essential parts of trade negotiations. This process is continuous as ongoing negotiations between countries and regional blocs proceed, for example between the European Union and third countries. Hungary’s most important market...

Hamza Eszter, Kemény Gábor, Keszthelyi Szilárd, Rácz Katalin, Tóth Orsolya and Varga Éva (2017): The characteristics of small farms and their development opportunities in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 121 p. ISBN 978-963-491-600-0

The Hungarian small agricultural farms had suffered the biggest setback both in terms of human and economic performance between the circle of agricultural holdings in the last decades. These predominantly subsistence or semi-subsistence farms are playing an important role by supplementing the rural household incomes and also producing the significant part of agricultural production nowadays. In our research, we examined the situation and future prospects of small self-employed farms under EUR 4000...

Domán Csaba, Gaál Márta, Illés Ivett, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Kiss Andrea, Péter Krisztina, Sulyok Dénes and Takácsné György Katalin (2017): Comparative study of precision arable crop production. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 170 p. ISBN 978-963-491-601-7

The use of precision technology among arable crop farms is still less widespread in Hungary but increase of the number of producers using the technology has been accelerated in the last two-three years. In the study entitled „Comparative study of precision arable crop production” the incidence of precision and no tillage farming in Hungary and the level of used technology was examined among arable crop farms of the Hungarian Farm Accountancy Data Network system by a questionnaire survey and in-depth...

Darvasné Ördög Edit, Dudás Gyula, Ehretné Berczi Ildikó, Felkai Beáta Olga, Fogarasi József, Garay Róbert, Jankuné Kürthy Gyöngyi, Kálmán Ákos, Lámfalusi Ibolya, Nagy László, Radóczné Kocsis Terézia, Rácz Katalin, Székelyhidi Katalin, Tikász Ildikó Edit, Varga Edina, Varga Eszter, Vásáry Viktória, Vőneki Éva and Wagner Hartmut (2016): Analysis of the operation and success of the Austrian food economy. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 133 p. ISBN 978 963 491 597 3

The study explores the reasons for the success of the Austrian food economy. Our starting point was that an economy is successful if the stakeholders in the sector realise acceptable levels of profit. The research investigated how macroeconomic, environmental, social and administrative factors support the profitability of the sector. As a first step the effectiveness and profitability of agriculture and food processing in Austria and Hungary were compared, then the domestic consumption and external...

Bene Andrea, Domán Csaba, Felkai Beáta Olga and Lámfalusi Ibolya (2016): The financial situation of the of food industry. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 66 p. ISBN 978-936-491-598-0

This publication investigates the financial situation of the food industry using balance sheet and income statement data of companies belonging to the sector. In addition to reviewing the sectoral level the analysis also covers the main sub-branches and branches as well as the various size categories of companies. A rather negative picture emerged from our research regarding the financial situation of food processing. The period 2003-2013 can be characterised by disinvestment, indebtedness, loss...