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Ekonomika poljoprivrede
2016, vol. 63, iss. 1, pp. 107-122
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
doi:10.5937/ekoPolj1601107S

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Serbian agro-industry: Potentials and perspectives
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Economy
bUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Economy
cUniversity of Kragujevac, Faculty of Economy

e-mail: ljubas@ekof.bg.ac.rs, gorica.boskovic@eknfak.ni.ac.rs, micicv@kg.ac.rs

Project

Role of State in New Growth Model of Serbian Economy (MESTD - 179065)

Abstract

This paper analyses agriculture and the food industry as dominant sectors of the Serbian agro industrial complex. The goal of the research is to stress the significance of the agro industry for economic development and the directions of its future development, as well as the significance of the agricultural and industrial policy for its development. For the purpose of a hypothesis the testing indicators of development, structural changes and work productivity will be analyzed. A correlation analysis is used to determine the character of dependence and the impact of the agriculture and food industry on key indicators of economic growth. The comparative method is used for a comparative analysis of the structural changes of Serbian agriculture as well as for some of the new EU member states. Research results show that new EU member states adapt the structure of their agriculture more efficiently to the new demands of development, resulting in the agro industry creating a greater added value which influences overall economic development. The great potential of the Serbian agro industrial complex could be a very good foundation for efficient agro industrial growth and an increase of competiveness on EU and Russia markets, as well as on numerous markets of other world countries, having in mind that overall demands for ecologically healthy food will grow rapidly in the following period.

Keywords

agriculture; food industry; agro industry; agro industrial policy; industrial policy

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