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Project code: 4-99-074

Socioeconomic changes in Slavonia and Baranjas villages

Main researcher: PURKAT, LUDVIG (77722)

Type of research: developmental
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 01/01/95.

Papers on project (total): 16
Institution name: Prehrambeno tehnoloski fakultet, Osijek (113)
Department/Institute: Sociologija
Address: Vijenac Ivana Meštrovića 7
City: 31000 - Osijek, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)54 25 344
Fax: 385 (0)54 26 721

Summary: Agriculture capacities in the Republic of Croatia are mostly private, with tendency of increasing them trough the ownership transformation. In the period 1945-90 agricultural production on family farms was constantly destimulated with administrative limitations, tax and price policy and other agricultural policy measures. The results of this is a small average farm size, poor equipment,low intensity of production, low market realization degree, and high share of farms wich combine agriculture income with income outside of agriculture. In order to advance agricultural production ana welfare of the family living on the farms some changes are necessary.Fammily farms as framework of Croatian agriculture need to be modernized, their structure of production must be changed and average farm size increased. The research of socioeconomis characteristics could help in consolidation of fammily farms and give firm basis for creating a suitable development policy.

Keywords: village, peasant, fammily farm, optimal farm size, sustainable development, management, ownership structure, productivity, intensity, market, cooperative movement, ecology

Research goals: -the investigation of basic production and economicalcharacteristic in villages of Slavonia and Baranja -the investigation of market realisation degree and thepossibility of increasing of market oriented production onfammily farms -the investigations of socioeconomic and sociodemographic changesof agricultural population -the investigations of ecological consequences ofindustrialization and urbanization in rural environment -collecting of data of socioeconomic characteristics of fammilyfarms wich are not regulary or not at all collected by officialstatistics Expected results Master thesa: Štefanić, I.: Crediting of agricultural production in Republic of Croatia, 18th July 1993. Tolić, S.: Households with mixed income in fammily farmsproduction in Slavonija and Baranja Deže, J.: Hypothesis of animal breeding management on the family farms Ph d: Štefanić, I.: Increasing of economical effects in milk productions on the family farms Lecture: Štefanić, I.: Agriculture in Croatia, Boku, Wien Publications: Trough the publishing and symposium papers present the results ofinvestigation.


  1. Name of institution: Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Institut fuer Agraroekonomik
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: 1180 - Wien, Austria

  2. Name of institution: Universite Catholique de Louvain Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: 1348 - Louvain la Neuve, Belgija

  3. Name of institution: Nort Carolina State University, College of Life Science and Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: Raleight, North Carolina, USA

  4. Name of institution: Vysoka škola polhospodarska, Katedra Managementu
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: Nitra, Slovačka

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