The agrarian economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the by Csaba Csáki, John D. Nash

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The agrarian economies of valuable jap Europe and the previous Soviet Union are at this time present process a systemic swap and transformation from deliberate economies to marketplace economies in line with inner most possession. despite the fact that, the transformation is a much more advanced and complicated method than imagined. This quantity provides an outline of the rural scenario and the prestige of the reforms within the agrarian zone in principal and japanese Europe and the nations of the Commonwealth of self sufficient States. It presents benchmark details for learning difficulties of this tough transition in principal and jap Europe and for the advance of particular agricultural initiatives within the person international locations of the area.

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Title.  Series: World Bank discussion papers; 387. 3¢147dc21 98-24255 CIP Page iii CONTENTS Foreword vi Abstract vii Preface viii Executive Summary ix A. Overall Analysis 1 The Significance of the Agrarian Economy and Natural Resources in the Region 2 The Food Production Situation in the Region 5 What Stage Has the Reform Process in Agriculture Reached in the Region? 10 The Prospects for Development in the Region 16 References 19 Boxes in Overall Analysis Box 1: Country Groupings Used in the Analysis 1 Tables in Overall Analysis Table 1: Population, Agricultural Area, and Arable Land of Transition Countries 2 Table 2: Role of Agriculture 2 Table 3: GDP Development 5 Table 4: Overview of the Status of Agricultural Reforms in CEE and CIS Countries 11 Table 5: Key to Numerical Ratings Used in Table 4 12 Figures in Overall Analysis Figure 1: Transition Countries in Comparison to World 3 Figure 2: Production in Eastern Europe As % of World Production 3 Figure 3: Production in CIS As % of World Production 4 Figure 4: Production in CEE As % of World Production 4 Figure 5: Agricultural Production Indices, CIS 6 Figure 6: Agricultural Production Indices, CEE 6 Figure 7: Production Change in Total CIS 6 Figure 8: Production Change in Total CEE 7 Figure 9: Eastern Europe Trade As % of World Trade 8 Figure 10: CIS Trade As % of World Trade 9 Figure 11: CEE Trade As % of World Trade 9 Page iv B.

Overall the region continues to be a net importer of agricultural products. The negative balance of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries has been reduced slightly, while in the case of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) it has grown. Perhaps the most significant structural change is that the CIS countries, and Russia in particular, have become one of the world's biggest meat importing regions. In place of the massive grain imports characteristic of the Soviet period, Russia now mainly buys meat.

Perhaps the most significant structural change is that the CIS countries, and Russia in particular, have become one of the world's biggest meat importing regions. In place of the massive grain imports characteristic of the Soviet period, Russia now mainly buys meat. This is quite clearly a more favorable solution from an economic viewpoint since the large quantity of grain purchased in earlier decades by the Soviet Union was used in animal husbandry with very low efficiency. At the same time, the CIS countries are increasingly appearing on world markets as grain exporters, beyond the confines of their former trading patterns with each other in the Soviet Union.

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