Hingyi Hajnalka, Kürthy Gyöngyi and Radóczné Kocsis Teréz (2006): The market perspectives of liquid biofuels of agricultural origin. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 162 p. ISBN 978-963-491-497-6

The study surveys the production and utilisation potential of the main arable crops which can be used as renewable energy sources. It contains an analysis of the international market of biofuels and their raw materials, with particular regard to the biofuels production and consumption of the European Union. It presents the Hungarian biofuels market, discusses the current and future production capacities and domestic and export market outlooks as well as the legal environment of biofuels production.

Nagy-Huszein Tibor (2006): The members’ ownership in agricultural cooperatives. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 130 p. ISBN 978-963-491-496-9

The paper overviews the proprietary rights of the assets of cooperatives transformed several times, the transformation of the decision making process of the cooperatives; the responses to the various modifi cation of the legislation; the methods and consequences of the creation and later the liquidation of the cooperatives’ business shares. In the paper special emphasis is laid to the transformation process of the cooperatives, the diffi culties and the frequent amendments of the regulations on the...

Györe Dániel and Radóczné Kocsis Teréz (2006): The Wine Market: Current situation and future trends. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 160 p. ISBN 963 491 492 6

The study attempts to provide a forecast of the anticipated trends on the wine markets of the European Union and Hungary until 2010. To that end, it reviews the trends of wine production, wine consumption and the wine trade during the past ten years. A separate chapter compares the competitiveness of the world’s major wine-producing and wine-exporting countries, including Hungary. The global wine consumption and purchasing patterns are illustrated through the examples of some major wine importer...

Kovács Gábor (2006): The expected impact of the CAP reform on the production of agricultural holdings and land use. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 97 p. ISBN 963 491 488 8

The study focuses on certain aspects of the switch to the Single Payment Scheme (SPS), primarily the decoupling of the payments from production. The issues analysed include the impacts of the decoupling of payments to the production structure of agricultural holdings, the intensity of production, the extent of set-aside and the regrouping of the payments among the various types of holdings. Increased emphasis is laid on the expected change of land lease rates and land prices. In that context, the...

Guba Mária, Harza Lajos and Mizik Tamás (2006): Consolidation programs for agricultural holdings (2000-2004). Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 154 p. ISBN 963 491 491 8

The study focuses on the debt consolidation programs launched by the Hungarian government between 2000 and 2004 in order to improve the situation of agricultural producers. Apart from reducing the level of indebtedness of agricultural holdings, the measures aimed at increasing performance and improving efficiency. The study analyses the impacts of these ‘consolidation’ programs. By processing the in-depth primary data of the preferences and aids associated with the various loan programs, the study...

Hamza Eszter and Tóth Erzsébet (2006): Sustenance of private farms and their role in subsistence. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Budapest, Budapest. 137 p. ISBN 963 491 486 1

The present paper analyses the fundamental resources, farm structures, and composition by aim of farming, labour force and family income sources of the agricultural private farms from the aspects of subsistence and income generation as well as of rural development. By processing the various databases the research provides a clear picture on the situation of private farms and groups of farms (self-supplying, marketing the surplus, commercial farms). Then – based on a survey of questionnaires – it...

Juhász Anikó, Kartali János, Kőnig Gábor, Orbánné Nagy Mária and Stauder Márta (2006): Structural changes of the Hungarian food industry (1997-2005). Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 131 p. ISBN 963 491 487 X

The study focuses on the structural changes of the food industry as a whole and its subsectors, based on various criteria. In the first part, the level of concentration, productivity and profitability of the Hungarian food industry are analysed in an international context, particularly in comparison with other EU countries. This is followed by an investigation of the structural changes of the subsectors of the food industry on the basis of various indicators, including the role of foreign capital...

Bánáti Diána, Kürthy Gyöngyi, Kürti Andrea, Popp József and Stauder Márta (2006): Food safety in the context of international trade. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 141 p. ISBN 963 491 483 7

The paper deals with the aspects of food quality and food safety in international trade in the context of the development of the food policy in the EU. The paper gives an analysis of the impact of food safety and food quality on international trade, consumer protection, changes of the food policy in the EU, the requirements of quality assurance systems and consumers’ approach to quality and safety.