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...

Aliczki Katalin, Bartha Andrea, Garay Róbert, Nyárs Levente, Papp Gergely, Popp József, Potori Norbert and Vőneki Éva (2009): Status of the Main Animal Husbandry Sectors in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 137 p. ISBN 978 963 491 533 1

This study has presented the prospects and competitive chances of the main product paths. The sector-related problems have been discussed along the product paths – dairy and beef cattle, pork and poultry. Analyses have started out from the side of buyers/consumers – that is demand – and concluded with the assessment of agricultural production. Namely, the realistic condition of the agricultural production cannot be revealed without knowledge of the food industrial and commercial phase relying on...

Ludvig Katalin, Márkusz Péter and Tóth Erzsébet (2009): Characteristics of Rural Subsistance and Typical Models in the Most Disadvantaged Small Regions in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 123 p. ISBN 978 963 491 534 8

This study assesses the standard, the differentiation and the solutions and peculiar types of rural subsistence and “crisis management” on the basis of the social and labour market characteristics of people living in the disadvantaged small regions. The analysis, on the one part, points out the national and regional trends, while revealing in details the socio-economic properties of the 33 most disadvantaged small regions, assessing, on the other part, the factors and tensions influencing the amount...

Erdész Ferencné, Jankuné Kürthy Gyöngyi, Kozak Anita and Radóczné Kocsis Teréz (2009): Situation of the Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Sector. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 137 p. ISBN 978 963 491 539 3

This study is one part of a series of publications. The first volume discusses the economic and social environment determining the competitiveness of agriculture, as well as problems which can be classified as agricultural policy issues, and is being followed by publications dealing with further sector-related research. This part, covering the fruit and vegetable sector, provides an overall picture of the present situation of fruit and vegetable production, of the problems affecting the sector and...