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Land Policy and Farm Structure: Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture in the Western Balkan

Mizik, Tamás (2016) Land Policy and Farm Structure: Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture in the Western Balkan. Society and Economy, 38 (2). pp. 157-170. DOI 10.1556/204.2016.38.2.2

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Abstract

Although Western Balkan countries are quite different, they can all be characterised by their one shared goal, to achieve the quickest possible accession to the European Union. Even though agriculture plays an important key role within all Western Balkan states, it’s share is the highest in Albania and only Serbia has a trade surplus. Land is a key production factor but all the analysed countries can be characterized by fragmented land structure and low average farm sizes. Mostly based on land ownership issues, a land reform index can be calculated. The major contribution of this paper to the literature is the reevaluated land reform index for the Western Balkans.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Western Balkan, agriculture, agricultural trade, farming structure, land reform index
JEL classification:Q15 - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
Q17 - Agriculture in International Trade
Subjects:Agriculture
Regional economy
DOI:10.1556/204.2016.38.2.2
ID Code:2374
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:21 Jun 2016 11:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2017 14:56

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