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Agro-food trade sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe


  • Stefan Bojnec
  • Imre Ferto


The article applies recent methodological developments in international trade to evaluate agro-food trade sustainability in selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries with the European Union and their implications for sustainable agro-food sectors and rural development. Trade in bulk primary raw agricultural and wood commodities is found to perform the best and consumer-ready foods the least. The empirical results imply a clear sign of an inefficient agro-food trade adjustment for the analysed CEE countries, but with large variations across countries, by product groups and over time.

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  • Stefan Bojnec & Imre Ferto, 2008. "Agro-food trade sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe," International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 100-112.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijsuse:v:1:y:2008:i:1:p:100-112

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