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Agricultural markets in a transitioning economy: an Albanian case study.

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This book focuses on the major challenges and opportunities facing agriculture sectors in the wake of the transition from a planned to a market economy and potential entry to the European Union. Using Albania as a case study, it examines the shift from a centrally planned economy to free markets, and the lasting effects of such change on the agricultural sector. It also looks at the future of agri...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Twenty years of transition in Central and Eastern Europe - an overview.

This chapter looks at the past 20 years of transition towards democratic and free market economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In the 20 years since the fall of communism, the agricultural sectors of the CEE countries have done quite well overall. Market oriented reform is complete nearly everywhere, and EU accession has brought significant benefits to the farmers of the new member states. Pressures to conform to EU standards have led to considerable consolidation within the processing sector and a growing share of production is being produced on commercialized farms. In general, the CEE farmers have fared considerably better than their counterparts in the former Soviet Union, where governments have been far slower to embrace market reforms.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Agriculture and land reform in Albania. Author(s): Zhllima, E. Guri, F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Agricultural extension in transition. Author(s): Zaleski, H. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 52) Albania's agriculture industry. Author(s): Reed, B. F. Skreli, E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Agricultural production and the food processing industry in Albania. Author(s): Kapaj, I. Keco, R. Kapaj, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Distributions and markets in Albania. Author(s): Kapaj, A. Imami, D. Musabelliu, B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Quality assurance and food safety in Albania. Author(s): Leonetti, L. Kapaj, I. Xhafa, F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Consumer preferences for selected agricultural products in Albania. Author(s): Imami, D. Zhllima, E. Chan-Halbrendt, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 148) Trade in Albania. Author(s): Skreli, E. McCalla, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 173) Albania's agriculture sector: trends and projections. Author(s): Leonetti, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 220) The effects of EU integration on a transitioning economy. Author(s): Schaefer, B. Cela, R. Marku, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 241) Albanian research and extension services in transition. Author(s): Zhllima, E. Imami, D. Dishnica, T. Evensen, C. Musabelliu, B.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • USDA Economic Research Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Mail Stop 1800, Washington, DC 20250, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780641003
  • Record Number
  • 20133151475