Analysis the farm-level diversification and market position of the Hungarian organic products

  • Kinga Nagy-Pércsi 1
  • Virág Szabó 2
  • 1 Associate professor, Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • 2 Ph.D. student, Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Gödöllő, Hungary

In Hungary 1560 farms were involved in the organic farming in 2012. According to the producers' list of the Hungarian Federation of Associations for Organic Farming, on which 1126 members were registered, Pest, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hajdú-Bihar and Bács-Kiskun counties counts most of the organic farmers. The supply of the organic farmers can be featured by various, diversified products. The rate of the cereals determines their activities in 85%, this is followed by the fruits and the products made from them, which was characteristic in 70% for their profile, the vegetables has a share of 45%. The rate of the animal husbandry is only 25%. The results of the questionnaire survey showed that the obstructive factor of the domestic sale is the lack of the solvent demand, marketing and the producer cooperation, and the high price in the national economic circumstances. In addition, they emphasized that the foreigners trust better in their producers and the local market organization is stronger as well than in Hungary.

Befoglaló szám: 
pp. 109-119