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...

Katonáné Kovács Judit, Varga Eszter and Nemes Gusztáv (2016): Understanding the process of social innovation in rural regions: some Hungarian case studies

In recent years, social innovation has been gaining more attention, not only in the scholarly literature and in public discourse but in rural development practice as well. An important reason for this is the greater involvement of civil society in this form of innovation. In this paper, building on definitions of social innovation found in the literature, we focus on the actual processes of social innovation in rural Hungary. The hypothesis behind our research was that a better understanding of how...

Bene Enikő, Biró Szabolcs, Csörnyei Zoltán, Hamza Eszter, Miskó Krisztina, Rácz Katalin and Varga Eszter (2015): Cooperation in agriculture and rural development in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 145 p. ISBN ISBN 978-963-491-595-9

The publication explores the situation, role, economic performance and development opportunities of cooperation in agriculture and rural development in Hungary. In a market economy, cooperation skills are among the most important tools of competitiveness of economic actors. Regarding cooperation trends in Hungary, similarly to the international situation, signs of concentration, accompanied by an integration of the product line, can be detected. According to the findings of this research, horizontal...

Biró Szabolcs, Fieldsend Andrew F., Miskó Krisztina, Molnár András, Rácz Katalin, Székely Erika and Varga Eszter (2014): Innovation in Hungarian agriculture and rural development. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 134 p. ISBN 978-9-634915-86-7

A kiadvány az innováció hazai alkalmazásának agrár- és vidékfejlesztési lehetőségeit tárja fel. Magyarország gazdasági növekedése szempontjából az innováció stratégiai terület. A tudásalapú, innovációra építő, versenyképes és sikeres gazdaság megteremtése különösen vidéki térségeink fejlődése szempontjából létfontosságú. A globális trendeket tekintve napjainkban az innovációt a technológiai fejlesztések mellett az innovációs kockázatokat mérséklő, jól szervezett innovációs rendszerek és hálózati...

Biró Szabolcs, Hamza Eszter, Molnár András, Rácz Katalin, Székely Erika, Tóth Kristóf, Tóth Orsolya and Varga Eszter (2012): Opportunities to increase employment in agriculture in the rural areas of Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 121 p. ISBN 978-963-491-575-1

In Hungarian agriculture, which plays an important role in rural employment, the signs of gradual restructuring can be seen. In the last decade the rural areas of Hungary – apart from showing significant regional and sectoral divergences – could be characterised by high unemployment levels and long-term structural unemployment, low levels of qualifications, wages below the national average, an increasing number of people applying for social benefits and also by ‘invisible incomes’ linked with tax...

Varga Eszter (2012): The Role of Civil Organisations in Hungarian Rural Development. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok ISSN 1418-2122 Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 80 p. ISBN 978-963-491-580-5

The bottom-up development paradigm is gaining more and more popularity all over the world. Civil organisations play an important role in developing rural areas according to such an approach. With their innovative ideas and cooperation they can be one of the key players in the development process; through their diverse activities they can contribute to the improvement of a certain locality, rural area and the quality of life of its residents. This study examines whether Hungarian civil organisations...

Apáti Ferenc, Biró Szabolcs, Bojtárné Lukácsik Mónika, Bozán Csaba, Felkai Beáta Olga, Gyalog Gergő, Hamza Eszter, Kapronczai István, Körösparti János, Pekár Ferenc, Székely Erika, Szőllősi László, Szűcs István, Tóth Piroska, Valentinyi Károly, Varga Eszter and Váradi László (2011): Water Use and Irrigation Development in Hungarian Agriculture. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 164 p. ISBN 978-963-491-568-3

One of the greatest challenges of agricultural commodity production in Hungary is the country’s exposure to the growing weather extremes that might become a restricting factor of Hungary’s agricultural competitiveness. Presently, the main function of the agricultural water use and irrigation development consists in enhancing yield security and improving quality, i.e. preventing damage due to extreme weather conditions. Our research has evaluated domestic agricultural water management, water use and...