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Sustainable Rural Development in Environmentally Protected Areas of Hungary and Austria: The Role of CAP payments


  • Katona-Kovacs, Judit
  • Dax, Thomas


Although there are steps in the direction that the application of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) instruments in different regions has to take account of the territorial dimension, these have to be further improved. This aspect attains particular relevance in ecologically sensitive areas. The aim of the paper is to examine the role of CAP instruments in two National Parks from the aspect of sustainable rural development. The two selected National Parks are both very famous protected areas in Hungary and Austria, situated in very different landscapes and representing different types of national parks. The territorial distribution of the CAP Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 payments are analysed against the specific local role and the regional and national contexts. The comparison addresses the different policy background of the two countries with their different history and experience within the CAP system. It particularly discusses the regional expenditure structure with regard to the place-specific role of agri-environmental payments.

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  • Katona-Kovacs, Judit & Dax, Thomas, 2008. "Sustainable Rural Development in Environmentally Protected Areas of Hungary and Austria: The Role of CAP payments," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44438, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44438

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    1. Osuch, Amanda, 2005. "The Impact of First and Second Pillars' Aids from CAP on Farm Profits in France," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24576, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Andrew K. Copus & Mats Johansson & Ronald W. McQuaid, 2007. "One Size Fits All? Regional Differentiation and Rural Development Policy," EuroChoices, The Agricultural Economics Society, vol. 6(3), pages 13-21, December.
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    1. Katona-Kovacs, Judit & Dax, Thomas & Machold, Ingrid, 8. "Governance of market in the case of local of the "rural web" - case study of an Austrian and Hungarian National Park region," Rural Areas and Development, European Rural Development Network, vol. 8.

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    National Parks; CAP; territorial dimension; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Q20; Q01;

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    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development

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