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Economic effectiveness of activities of vegetable growers’ associations in Serbia


  • Claudiu CICEA

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Jonel SUBIC

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

  • Sanjin IVANOVIC

    () (Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)


Taking into account that agriculture is one of the most important parts of economy of Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to pay special attention to its improvement. One of ways to significantly incentive agricultural development is formation of farmers’associations, primarily because Serbian agricultural production is based at small familyfarms. It is very important to form such associations among vegetable producers, because they are small scale producers and encounter many problems in business operations. Thus, the paper deals with economic effects which are possible to achieve for small farmers by involving in growers’ associations. Farmers who are members of associations have an opportunity to sale their products to big retail chains, as well to export vegetables, and get higher price for their products. Along with income improvement, they may reduce production costs and sale costs. Consequently, membership in growers’ associations provides higher profit for small family farms. Analysis showed that associations should primarily take care about relation with their customers, because changes of vegetable prices could increase farmers’ profit more than costs reduction. To achieve their goals such associations need serious state support, as well as support from various other organizations.

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  • Claudiu CICEA & Jonel SUBIC & Sanjin IVANOVIC, 2009. "Economic effectiveness of activities of vegetable growers’ associations in Serbia," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(1), pages 12-20, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:12:y:2009:i:1:p:12-20

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    1. Ivanovic, Sanjin & Todorovic, Sasa & Nastic, Lana, 2012. "Impact Of Energy Prices On Income Of Labour On Field Crop Operations," Economics of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 59(2).

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    associations; vegetables; price; costs.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade


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