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Sustainability 2019, 11(2), 309;

Serbian Agriculture Policy: Economic Analysis Using the PSE Approach

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 8, 21 000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac, Vojvodjanska bb, 36 210 Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management, University Business Academy, Cvećarska 2, 21 000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Institute of Agricultural Economics, Volgina 15, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Received: 4 December 2018 / Revised: 31 December 2018 / Accepted: 4 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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The purpose of the research is to identify the level of Government support to farmers’ income in the Republic of Serbia. This support is based on market measures and budgetary transfers directed towards producers. As budgetary transfers are defined in the agricultural policy, by applying the producer support estimate (PSE) methodology, it is indirectly evaluated whether agricultural policies have a positive or negative impact on farmers’ income and their economic status and the economic sustainability of farms. Producers of more significant agricultural commodities covered by the analysis in the period between 2012 and 2016 did not get any significant support from the state. Namely, most of the analyzed commodities had negative values of single commodity transfer (SCT) indicators, which means that agricultural producers received more taxes than incentives. In addition to the modest budgetary transfers, variations in their forms further negatively affect producers’ income. Low share of budgetary transfers in the support structure to farmers leads to the conclusion that the support to farmers’ income through higher prices on the domestic market is paid by consumers. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural policy; PSE Approach; Single Commodity Transfers; agricultural commodities; Serbia agricultural policy; PSE Approach; Single Commodity Transfers; agricultural commodities; Serbia

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Đurić, K.; Cvijanović, D.; Prodanović, R.; Čavlin, M.; Kuzman, B.; Lukač Bulatović, M. Serbian Agriculture Policy: Economic Analysis Using the PSE Approach. Sustainability 2019, 11, 309.

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