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...

Dai Jiawu, Li Xun and Wang Xiuqing (2017): Food scares and asymmetric price transmission: the case of the pork market in China

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 and Guichaoua Adrien (2017): Generating space for innovations in agriculture: the AgriSpin project

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...