Despite the fact that most of the economies of Central and Eastern Europe have introduced radical agrarian reform, including in most cases the disbanding of the state and collective farm system, agriculture in the region remains in deep recession. The successful development of private farming in the region is dependent upon developed market economies opening up their economies to food and agricultural imports from Central and Eastern Europe. Given that this is unlikely in the short term, state support tor agriculture seems unavoidable and can be justified if limited to the extent that world market prices are distorted downwards by the protectionist policies of the developed market economies. © 1993.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1993|