Bánáti Diána, Popp József and Potori Norbert (2007): Legal and economic aspects of GM plants. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 88 p. ISBN 978-963-491-503-4

The paper deals with the regulation of the production and the international trade of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The paper gives an analysis of the implementation of coexistence, production and use of genetically modified crops. Furthermore, the study focus on the potential of GM crops in biofuel production, and provides projections for the cereal sector and GM crops in Hungary.

Kürthy Gyöngyi, Kürti Andrea, Stauder Márta and Wagner Hartmut (2007): The reasons of the dynamic increase of import in the Hungarian food economy. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 126 p. ISBN 978 963 491 506 5

The study examines the causes of the increase of food economy import. The growth of import has become particularly conspicuous following Hungary’s EU accession, although it seemed to slow down in 2006. The study employed three methods in order to investigate the issue: the analysis of statistical data, the description of the export achievement of three Visegrad countries (Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) and a questionnaire survey targeted to the following operators: agricultural producers,...

Györe Dániel, Hodina Péter, Horváth Zsuzsanna, Kemény Gábor, Mizik Tamás, Németh Noémi, Stummer Ildikó, Thury Eszter, Tunyoginé Nechay Veronika, Varga Tibor and Vágó Szabolcs (2007): Price calculation in agriculture: theoretical foundations and current practice in Hungary. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 184 p. ISBN 978-963-491-501-0

The study provides an in-depth analysis of the value proportionality of agricultural prices. Price transmission calculations and an extensive questionnaire-based study among market operators in the various product chains make it possible to locate market dominance between the various phases of the food product chain. Between the various phases, market dominance correlates with the concentration of production. Consequently, for an overwhelming part of the products under review, dominance appears in...

Erdész Ferencné (2007): The situation and prospects of the Hungarian fruit and vegetable market. Agrárgazdasági Tanulmányok Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 168 p. ISBN 978 963 491 498 3

The study attempts to provide a forecast of the anticipated trends on the fruit and vegetable markets of the European Union and Hungary until 2010. It surveys the changes, since the millennium and the EU enlargement of 2004, of the Hungarian fruit and vegetable sector, the trends of consumption and domestic and international trade. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the industry, the position of the markets of products important in terms of production in the EU and the Hungarian...

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...