Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-798) 85 pp
Livestock Sectors in the Economies of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Transition from Plan to Market and the Road Ahead
The report examines the restructuring of the livestock sectors in five countries: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, and Romania. All five countries experienced a decline in both animal inventories and meat output during the early years of transition away from a centrally planned economy. The study identifies potential trade and investment opportunities, but emphasizes that this potential depends on the successful implementation of institutional and policy reforms.
Keywords: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union, livestock sector, policy reform, transition economies, trade, investment, land markets, credit, marketing costs, labor, employment
In this publication...
- Entire Report
- Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Reform Shocks to the Livestock Sector
- Response at Primary Production Level
- Downstream Sector
- What are the Keys to Successful Restructuring?
- Modeling Livestock/Poultry Production and Processing in Transition Economies
- Scenario I: Romania: What is the Impact of Partial Removal of Subsidies?
- Scenario II: What are the Benefits of Lowering the Barriers to Capital Flows?
- Scenario III: Can the Reduction of Marketing Costs Boost Livestock Output?
- Scenario IV: How Will Better Functioning Land Markets Affect Animal Agriculture?
- Scenario V: Can Growth in Nonagricultural Sectors Stimulate the Exit of Labor From Agriculture?