QUENDLER Erika (2018-06): CommunalAudit, a guide for municipalities in Austria to foster inclusive and sustainable development. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. 17-24. ISSN 2063 0476

Municipalities in Austria have been exploring ways to adopt inclusive and sustainable development approaches based on the built environment. It is a fact that the tasks of municipalities are becoming more and more comprehensive, while the resources available are not increasing to the same extent. However, the sustainable provision of municipal public services must remain a key component in strengthening rural areas. One way is to conduct a CommunalAudit. In addition to the identification of optimisation...

Dax Thomas, HOVORKA Gerhard és NIGMANN Thilo (2018-06): Applying a social-ecological approach to enhancing provision of public goods through agriculture and forestry activities across the European Union. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. 1-7. ISSN 2063 0476

Public goods provided by different land management practices in European regions have increasingly attained attention in agricultural policy debates. By focusing on the social-ecological systems (SES) framework, the systemic interrelations (e.g. drivers, resources, actors, governance regimes and policy impact) in land management across several case studies in various topographical and climatic conditions across ten European Union Member States are provided. The analysis of agricultural and forestry...

BAER-NAWROCKA Agnieszka és BŁOCISZ Justyna (2018-06): Efficiency of Polish organic and conventional farms. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. 55-60. ISSN 2063 0476

The main objective of this study is to compare the efficiencies of organic and conventional farms in Poland. As shown by the conducted analysis, acting in compliance with the essential production principles, organic farms practiced extensive farming which resulted in reduced efficiency of productive inputs. The efficiency of land and labour measured by the Adjusted Net Value Added was respectively nearly 30 and 65 per cent higher in conventional holdings. Moreover, subsidies contribute more to the...

CHMIELIŃSKI Paweł, FACCILONGO Nicola, FIORE Mariantonietta és LA SALA Piermichele (2018-06): Design and implementation of the Local Development Strategy: a case study of Polish and Italian Local Action Groups in 2007-2013. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. 25-31. ISSN 2063 0476

We investigated the extent to which the Local Development Strategy (LDS) activities planned at the beginning of the European Union’s Leader programme implementation period, and the associated budget allocation in response to the defined local needs, were confirmed at the end of the period. We used as examples the implementation of two LDSs, one by a Local Action Group (LAG) in Poland and one in Italy. We applied some simple indicators to assess how much the budget assumptions at the planning level...

JANZEN Jörg, JEZIERSKA-THÖLE Aleksandra, KOZŁOWSKI Leszek, RUDNICKI Roman és WIŚNIEWSKI Łukasz (2018-06): Former political borders and their impact on the evolution of the present-day spatial structure of agriculture in Poland. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. 8-16. ISSN 2063 0476

The paper deals with the results of an analysis of the spatial structure of agriculture in Poland which was aimed at assessing the impact of the historical factor. The territory of present-day Poland includes the political borders of the 19th and 20th centuries which divided the area into two parts: western (Kingdom of Prussia and the land belonging to Poland and Germany in the interwar period) and eastern (the land of the Russian Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire which later belonged to Poland...

CZYŻEWSKI Bazyli és MATUSZCZAK Anna (2018): Rent-seeking in agricultural policy revisited: a new look at the Common Agricultural Policy consensus. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

It is generally believed that agricultural interventionism represents the payment of political rents to farmers. We attempt to show that the concept of political rent known as the rent-seeking theory is not valid for agricultural policy. It is not justified to identify the entire subsidies paid to agriculture as a ‘political rent’, since political rents cannot be taken to include payments for the supply of public goods or those transfers which compensate for market imperfections. Our work aims firstly...

Domán Csaba, Gaál Márta, Illés Ivett, Kemény Gábor, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Kiss Andrea, Lámfalusi Ibolya, Molnár András, Péter Krisztina, Sulyok Dénes és Takácsné György Katalin (2018): Precision agriculture in Hungary: assessment of perceptions and accounting records of FADN arable farms. Studies in Agricultural Economics 120 (1), pp. . ISSN 2063 0476

Technological progress can provide several solutions to the most significant challenges faced by agriculture. Precision agriculture (PA) technologies have been recognised as one of the rare win-win solutions for environmental and socio-economic goals. Although they have been available for decades, their diffusion progresses at a slow rate. Therefore, in recent years, precision farming has been receiving more attention from agricultural economists. Perceptions of Hungarian FADN arable farms about...