CURRENT SITUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEE-KEEPING SECTOR IN HUNGARY

Rural development has become more and more important issue in Hungary since rural areas also contribute to the efficiency of the national economy. Development of rural areas also very important issue in the European Union, which could contribute to the improvement of profitability of small family businesses, higher employment rate in rural areas as well as slow down the migration of people from rural into urban areas. Nowadays the bee-keeping – as one of the activities can provide alternative income for small businesses in rural areas – has become more and more important topic in Hungary. Bee-keeping sector provides income roughly 15 thousands families in Hungary. At the same time it takes important role in the preservation of rural landscape, traditions and their regional values. However, the sector has serious problems, as well (for instance quality issues, competitors on the market, etc.). It can be stated that the market position of Hungarian honey can be preserved through the improvement of quality assurance and product development. These developments can be carried out by the utilization of national and European Union funds.


Issue Date:
2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
HU-ISSN 1789-221X (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/91115
Published in:
APSTRACT: Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, Volume 04, Number 1-2
Page range:
71-74
Total Pages:
4
Series Statement:
4
1-2




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