Aliczki Katalin (2012): The expected impact of the upgrading of battery cages on egg production in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 50 p. ISBN 978 963 491 572 0

The change in the legislative requirements regarding the type of cage has caused a transformation in egg production in the European Union (EU). The cage egg producers are obliged to make very costly investments to meet the welfare needs of hens. The consequent drop-out of the producers who are unable to finance the transition has radically changed the structure of egg production in the EU: the number of layers and the production of eggs have declined, and this has affected the price, the external...

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...

Radóczné Kocsis Terézia (2012): The market prospects for some promising fruit species (walnut, pear, apricot, cherry). Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok ISSN 1418-2122 Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 78 p. ISBN 978-963-491-577-5

This study begins by presenting an overview of the problems, risks, employment, and cost and income ratios of walnut, apricot, pear and cherry production in Hungary. It describes the trends in the uses of these products, especially the potential for fresh consumption in Hungary and for Hungarian exports. It also reviews global and European Union production and trade, and the main export markets of these species. The potential for the development of production in these sectors, based on the market...

Bögréné Bodrogi Gabriella, Garay Róbert and Nyárs Levente (2012): Industrial by-products as pig feed in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok ISSN 1418-2122 Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 44 p. ISBN 978-963-491-581-2

The efficiency and profitability of the Hungarian pig sector can only be substantially improved by decreasing production costs. A few percentage points saving in feeding costs, the largest cost element, can lead to a significant improvement in profitability. Competing western European pig farmers are feeding industrial by-products in order to lower costs, and many farms have changed to a wet feeding system which is more suitable for by-product feeding. Wet systems had been installed in many of the...

Juhász Anikó and Wagner Hartmut (2012): An analysis of Hungarian agri-food export competitiveness. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok ISSN 1418-2122 Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 112 p. ISBN 978-963-491-576-8

The main purpose of our study was to provide an overview of the export growth trends in the Hungarian agri-food sector over the last decade and to indentify the obstacles hindering the sector’s development. We used constant market share (CMS) analysis to break down the changes in export growth into components. Almost without exception, the increasing market size accounted for most of the export growth. The commodity (composition) and competitiveness effect aspects produced varied results and were...

Barta István, Dorgai László, Dudás Gyula and Varga Eszter (2010): Termelői csoportok és a zöldség-gyümölcs ágazatban működő termelői szerveződések Magyarországon ( / 6) ISSN 1418 2130

Hazánk mezőgazdaságában a rendszerváltás előtt a termelők integrálásának több formája létezett, melyek a tulajdoni és szervezeti változások során gyakorlatilag megszűntek. Az agrárpolitika – esetenként elsősorban politikai, máskor gazdasági megfontolásból fogant – folyamatos próbálkozása a termelők szerveződéseinek kibontakoztatására nem járt igazi sikerrel. Az Európai Unióhoz történő csatlakozás – már a csatlakozást előkészítő fázisban is – új lendületet adott a szövetkezések segítésének, de ebből...

Györe Dániel, Popp József, Stauder Márta and Tunyoginé Nechay Veronika (2009): Supply Management and Pricing Policy of the Food Retail Trade ( / 10) ISSN 1418-2122

The study analyses the most important factors influencing the supply and pricing policies and their differences among the Hungarian owned, the multinational commercial chains and the small independent retail shops. It also presents the interrelation of the factors influencing the pricing policy with the corporate activities’ main objectives (e.g. maximising the profit volume). The pricing and the price-setting ability depend also on the vertical and horizontal competition within the food supply chain....

Bojtárné Lukácsik Mónika, Felkai Beáta Olga, Gáborné Boldog Valéria, Kapronczai István, Székelyné Raál Éva, Tóth Piroska and Vágó Szabolcs (2009): The Position, National Economic and Regional Role of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Food Processing Sector ( / 9) ISSN 1418-2122

Following the EU accession, the dynamism of the Hungarian food declined and it is now in a critical condition. The question arises as to whether there is a possibility to break out from this apparently hopeless situation. The research underpinning this study was intended to reveal the role of the small and medium-sized enterprises in the emergence from the crisis. Based on primary research performed through interviews and the processing of statistical data, the authors established that the food processing...