Duration: 2016-01-01 January 1, 2016 — June 30, 2019
The aim of the research is to understand the role of FSP and small scale food production in rural and agricultural restructuring.
Both traditional forms of FSP and small scale food production changed and new, post-modern forms of FSP and small scale food production appeared. The research aims at analyzing the relationship between traditional and post-modern types of FSP and small scale food production.
In the last decades, decision-makers and planners in policy documents, strategies refer to small scale agriculture, and FSP as an important form of agricultural activity, and as a favorable option. According to the assumption of the research, a deeper analysis of agricultural and rural development strategies and the analysis of the distribution of subsidies would show that these forms of agricultural activities are not favourable. The research also aims at presenting that in the last decades there has been a continuous controversy between the declared goals of agricultural and rural policy formulation and the realization of these policies concerning FSP and small scale agriculture.
According to it, the following research questions were formulated:
How can FSP and small scale food production be described?
Which forms of FSP and small scale food production appear in contemporary Hungary?
How does FSP and small scale food production appear in policy making?
What role can FSP and small scale food-production play in rural development processes, in the development of local economy?
Principal investigator (PI):
Senior Research Fellow
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