Indicators of Agri-Food Sectors of Serbia

Indicators of Agri-Food Sectors of Serbia

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2762-6.ch002

Abstract

The second chapter represents an analysis of agri-food sector indicator of Serbia. The authors were aiming to show how the analysed indicators have an effect on the export of agri-food products. After reading this chapter, readers will be familiar with the structure of agricultural production and the status of natural resources in Serbia. They will understand that the results of overall analysis have a practical significance, as well as that by the rational use of comparative and competitive advantage dynamizes the export of agriculture and food industry of Serbia on foreign market. They will be able to notice the connection between the unfavourable structure of agricultural production and the structure of agricultural areas. Readers will comprehend the impact of number and size of agricultural holdings on the productivity level and the price competitiveness of products. They will perceive types of land in Serbia according to land capability classification and will know about the quality of soil, water, air and forest potential. They will be able to understand a limiting role of age and educational level of human resources in agriculture. Readers will be familiar with the degree of utilization of production capacity in food industry. They will be familiar with suggestions for the improvement of agri-food sector from different points of view, and also will perceive room for deepening research as scientists, as well as educators, creators, politicians and strategists.
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After the introduction to the role and basic characteristics of agriculture in Serbia, readers will be capable to understand what some authors have studied and which conclusions they have come to, by analysing the indicators of Agri-food sector of Serbia.

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