CHMIELIŃSKI Paweł, FACCILONGO Nicola, FIORE Mariantonietta and 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

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...

RUDNICKI Roman, JEZIERSKA-THÖLE Aleksandra, WIŚNIEWSKI Łukasz, JANZEN Jörg and KOZŁOWSKI Leszek (2018-06): Former political borders and their impact on the evolution of the present-day spatial structure of agriculture in Poland

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...

SOÓS Gabriella and BIACS Péter Ákos (2018-06): The role of product-related information and factors impacting consumer attitudes during health-conscious food purchase in Hungary

502). To reduce the high number and hard-to-interpret attitude variables, a factor analysis was performed, followed by the formation of consumer segments via cluster analysis according to the consumer attitude indicators. These segments were termed Health-conscious consumers, Consumers with limited information, The sceptics and The price conscious, and were characterised according to socio-demographic, behavioural and attitude variables. Then, we sought to identify the sources of information that...

VÍGH Enikő, FERTŐ Imre and FOGARASI József (2018-06): Impacts of climate on technical efficiency in the Hungarian arable sector

The aim of this study is to estimate the influence of climate factors on the technical efficiency of Hungarian arable farms. The technical efficiency of farms is affected by several factors such as the technology used, the relative factor abundance, the institutional reforms with the input and output market environment, the farm size and scale economies, the organisation and management, and the farm’s specialisation. We employed a two-step approach to identify the impact of climate change on the...

Takácsné György Katalin, Lámfalusi Ibolya, Molnár András, Sulyok Dénes, Gaál Márta, Keményné Horváth Zsuzsanna, Domán Csaba, Illés Ivett, Kiss Andrea, Péter Krisztina and Kemény Gábor (2018): Precision agriculture in Hungary: assessment of perceptions and accounting records of FADN arable farms

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...