Felkai Beáta Olga, Lámfalusi Ibolya, Péter Krisztina, Tanító Dezső, Tóth Kristóf and Varga Tibor (2013): The effects of changing the value added tax on agricultural and food products in Hungary. ISSN 2061-8204 Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 110 p. ISBN ISBN 978-963-491-583-6

According to agricultural associations, fair market players and professional assessments the black market has increased greatly in the Hungarian agri-food sector, causing huge moral and financial losses for the honest players in the economy and for the state budget. The dominant opinion is that one of the main drivers of the spread of the black market in the sector is the high rates of value added tax (VAT) applied to agri-food products, which damage the competitive position of the sector and destroy...

Felkai Beáta Olga, Kemény Gábor and Varga Tibor (2012): The effects of weather risks on micro-regional insurance costs and yields in Hungarian agriculture. ISSN 2061-8204 Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 88 p. ISBN 978-963-491-578-2

The research ‘The effects of weather risks on micro-regional insurance costs and yields in Hungarian agriculture’ examined the territorial differentiation of damage to wheat, maize, barley, sunfl ower seed, rapeseed, grape and apple production caused by drought, heavy rain and spring frost. The investigation evaluated the territorial differences in the effects of the weather on agricultural production and found that there are extremely high differences in the probabilities of damage in different...

Biró Szabolcs, Bögréné Bodrogi Gabriella, Kovács Máté, Kozak Anita, Molnár András, Mándi-Nagy Dániel, Papp Gergely, Popp József, Potori Norbert, Radóczné Kocsis Terézia, Rácz Katalin and Székely Erika (2012): Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020: The expected impacts and challenges in Hungary of the proposed reforms. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 78 p. ISBN 978-963-491-574-4

The study summarises the assessed impacts on agriculture in Hungary of the changes to the Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020. It gives an insight into the agricultural policy analysis and the modelling work carried out by the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, which can provide a basis for developing the country’s negotiating position.

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...

Isépy Anett, Mándi-Nagy Dániel, Németh Noémi and Stummer Ildikó (2012): Experiences of the EU school milk and school fruit schemes in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 85 p. ISBN 978-963-491-573-7

The purpose of our study was to describe and to evaluate the school milk and school fruit schemes, to introduce the reader to the legislative background and to describe developments in actual payments in Hungary and in the European Union. We intended to answer the following questions: firstly, why do the schools participate in the scheme and, secondly, what is the experience gained. We can conclude that the preliminary expectations of the schools participating in the school milk and school fruit...

Aliczki Katalin, Garay Róbert, Kozak Anita, Nyárs Levente, Popp József, Potori Norbert and Radóczné Kocsis Terézia (2011): Production of Biomass for Energy Generation in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Könyvek Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 160 p. ISBN 978-963-491-570-6

Our study focuses on the current situation and on the opportunities for the production and energetic utilisation of biomass in Hungary. The scope is unequivocally determined by our commitments made as a Member State of the European Union and by the current market conditions. The quantity of biomass required for the fulfilment of the goals set is already available. Implementation of biogas power plants is motivated by injection of the upgraded biogas into the natural gas grid and by waste management...

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...

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...