Last modified: 2013-10-29
Horizontal cooperation among fruit and vegetable producers in the Czech Republic
The sustainable development of agricultural enterprising in EU member countries strongly involves the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) instruments. The upcoming programming period 2014 - 2020 is again opening discussions about modification the CAP within the frame of encouragements for agricultural business entities. Consequently, there can be seen attempts of single standing farmers to use synergies, which are connected with their mutual cooperation. The need to increase economic efficiency in agricultural production is obvious. The objective of this paper is to assess impacts of current CAP instruments on the economic performance of Czech farmers which entered mutual business cooperation which are specialized in the production of fruit and vegetable. The data sample consists of agricultural entities, which are being or were members of biggest fruit and vegetable agricultural groups according to the subsidy beneficiaries list of the State Agricultural Intervention Fund.
agriculture, cooperation among enterprises, economic efficiency, EU Common Agricultural Policy
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