Bene Enikő, Domán Csaba, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Lőrincz Katalin, Vári Enikő, Vígh Enikő and Zubor-Nemes Anna (2019-05-22): Modelling the impact of climate change for the key cereal crops in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek NAIK Agrárgazdasági Kutatóintézet, Budapest. 115 p. ISBN 978-963-491-605-5

Az üvegházhatású gázok kibocsátásának csökkentése, illetve azok negatív hatásaihoz történő alkalmazkodás hiányában, a globális és regionális klímaszcenáriók előrejelzése alapján (amelyek jelentős szórást mutatnak) a mezőgazdasági termelés környezeti feltételeinek további romlása várható. Mindez jól megalapozott felkészülést tesz szükségessé az agrárágazat szereplői részéről. Ehhez szükséges számszerűsíteni a lehetséges beavatkozások következményxeit, azok hozamokra, költségekre és jövedelmezőségre...

VÍGH Enikő, FERTŐ Imre and FOGARASI József (2018-06): Impacts of climate on technical efficiency in the Hungarian arable sector

The aim of this study is to estimate the influence of climate factors on the technical efficiency of Hungarian arable farms. The technical efficiency of farms is affected by several factors such as the technology used, the relative factor abundance, the institutional reforms with the input and output market environment, the farm size and scale economies, the organisation and management, and the farm’s specialisation. We employed a two-step approach to identify the impact of climate change on the...

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...

Fogarasi József, Kemény Gábor, Molnár András, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Zubor-Nemes Anna and Kiss Andrea (2016): Modelling climate effects on Hungarian winter wheat and maize yields

Hungarian cereal production is situated in the zone of Europe which is most vulnerable to the effects of changes in climatic conditions. The objectives of this paper are to present the calibration and validation of the 4M crop simulation model using farm-level observed representative values, and to estimate the potential yields of winter wheat and maize production for the next three decades. Analysing the differences between the estimated and observed yields, we identified as key influencing factors...

Kemény Gábor, Varga Tibor, Fogarasi József and Nemes Anna (2013): The effects of weather risks on micro-regional agricultural insurance premiums in Hungary

This paper examines the effects of territorial differentiation of damage to wheat, maize, barley, sunflower and rapeseed production caused by drought and heavy rain. Our study evaluated the differences between LAU1 micro-regions in Hungary in the effects of the weather on agricultural production and found that there are extremely high differences in the probabilities of damage occurring. Therefore the design of agricultural insurance products should be based on different absolute deductibles and...

Fogarasi József, Kemény Gábor, Kovács Gábor, Tóth Orsolya and Varga Tibor (2011): Problems and Further Development Possibilities of the Hungarian Agricultural Insurance System. ISSN 2061-8204 Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 124 p. ISBN 978-9-634915-65-2

The study is divided into two main parts: the first investigates the problems of the Hungarian agricultural insurance system and the second reviews the possible take-off points of the system. The study identifies the low number of insurable weather hazards, the low penetration rate, the farmers’ low inclination to premium assumption, increasing climatic hazards and the tough competition amongst insurers as the principal problems of the current system. These causes together have led to a situation...

Fogarasi József (2011): The Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility upon Foreign Trade of Hungarian Agricultural Products

This paper takes a new empirical look at the long-standing question of the effect of exchange rate volatility on international trade flows of transition economies in Central Europe by studying the case of Hungarian agricultural exports to their export destination countries between 1999 and 2008. Based on a gravity model that controls for other factors likely to determine bilateral trade, the results show that nominal exchange rate volatility has had a significant positive effect on agricultural trade...