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, 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...

Biró Szabolcs (2010): A hazai birtokpolitika a közvetlen támogatási rendszer keretei között. Agrárgazdasági Információk Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet, Budapest. 116 p. ISBN 978 963 491 545 4

Összefoglalás 1. A termőföld a mezőgazdasági termelés alapvető erőforrása. Racionális hasznosítása nélkülözhetetlen a fejlődéshez. Bár az egységes (összevont) gazdaságtámogatási rendszer (SPS) 2009. és 2010. évi bevezetését Magyarországon az erről rendelkező törvénytervezet alkotmánybírósági vizsgálata megakadályozta és az EU-csatlakozásunk óta alkalmazott egyszerűsített kifi zetési rendszer (SAPS) jelenlegi formájában akár 2013-ig is fenntartható, mégis érdemes a támogatási rendszer tervezett átalakításának,...