Zgajnar Jaka (2017): Analysis of indemnification of income risk at sector level: the case of Slovenia. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (1), pp. 1-7. ISSN 1418-2106

Using Monte Carlo simulations, the impact of different levels of risks on indemnification through an income stabilisation tool is investigated at the sector level. The presented approach, using the IACS database, allows analyses of differences across farms with respect to farm type and farm size, applying average-based approaches. Such preliminary information is useful for policy makers responsible for the design and introduction of measures to tackle income risk issues and to identify potential...

Dai Jiawu, Li Xun és Wang Xiuqing (2017): Food scares and asymmetric price transmission: the case of the pork market in China. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (2), pp. 98-106. ISSN 1418-2106

This paper investigates the symmetry of impact from three main food scare events on both the upstream and downstream price transmissions in the Chinese pork market through monthly data from 2001 to 2014. Based on a theoretical model, we firstly estimate the VAR systems for pork retail price and price transmissions in different links, and then plot the impulse response function and dynamic multiplier function respectively for endogenous substitute good price and exogenous food scare events. Empirical...

Wielinga Eelke, Koutsouris Alex, Knierim Andrea és Guichaoua Adrien (2017): Generating space for innovations in agriculture: the AgriSpin project. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (1), pp. 26-33. ISSN 1418-2106

Good initiatives for sustainable innovations are everywhere. The biotope selects. How can a conducive biotope be created where such initiatives will flourish and develop into successful innovations? Where can initiators easily find partners and funds to make their dreams come true? What can innovation support agencies do concretely to make a difference? These are the central questions in the European Union Horizon 2020 project AgriSpin. Here, we share our first experiences from AgriSpin, in which...

Benedek Zsófia, Bakucs Zoltán, Fałkowski Jan és Fertő Imre (2017): Intra-European Union trade of dairy products: insights from network analysis. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (2), pp. 91-97. ISSN 1418-2106

In this paper, we employ a novel, network analysis based approach to gain new insights with respect to the changes in the structure of intra-European Union (EU) milk product trade between 2001 and 2012. Several network indices are computed to assess the relative importance of the countries from a number of perspectives. The results emphasise that the trade network has become denser, yet its overall centralisation slightly decreased during the period. While the impacts of the 2004 EU enlargement are...

Jankó Ferenc, Németh Nikoletta, Bertalan Laura és Pappné Vancsó Judit (2017): Perceptions of climate change and adaptation in Hungarian agriculture: results of an interview study. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (2), pp. 55-61. ISSN 1418-2106

In this paper, the results of an interview survey of farmers in Győr-Moson-Sopron, Fejér, Hajdú-Bihar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Pest and Zala (NUTS 3) counties of Hungary are used to demonstrate the major factors of climate change perception, such as the terms psychological climate, temporality and problem localisation. Adaptation strategies are also discussed. The interview results underline the subjectivity of temporality as well as the fact that the phenomenon of localisation and the narratives...

Micha Evgenia, Heanue Kevin, Hyland John J., Henessy Thia, Dillon Emma Jane és Buckley Cathal (2017): Sustainability levels in Irish dairy farming: a farm typology according to sustainable performance indicators. Studies in Agricultural Economics 119 (2), pp. 62-69. ISSN 1418 2106

Feeding the world’s population in a sustainable manner is one of the key challenges facing the future of global agriculture. The recent removal of the milk quota regime in the European Union has prompted an expansionary phase in dairy farming, especially in Ireland. Achieving this expansion in a sustainable manner is crucial to the long-term survival and success of the Irish dairy sector. In this paper we examine the sustainability of Irish dairy farming, defining ‘sustainability’ as economically...