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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 11 (Page no: 220)

The effects of EU integration on a transitioning economy.

This chapter examines Albanian agricultural and rural development policy in the context of the EU integration process. It discusses: the strategic framework for agriculture and rural development; the implementation of national agricultural and rural development support schemes; and the alignment with the CAP acquis communautaire and IPARD (Instrument for Pre-accession - Rural Development) preparation process in Albania. The chapter also discusses the effects of EU integration on the agricultural and rural development sectors of new EU member states, as well as lessons learned and policy recommendations related to the challenges and barriers to EU accession.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Twenty years of transition in Central and Eastern Europe - an overview. Author(s): Cochrane, N. Jorgji, K.
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: 12 (Page no: 241) Albanian research and extension services in transition. Author(s): Zhllima, E. Imami, D. Dishnica, T. Evensen, C. Musabelliu, B.

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