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Short Food Supply Chains and Small Farms—Evidence from Slovakia

Norbert Floriš (), Pavol Schwarcz (), Loreta Schwarczová () and Michal Munk ()
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Norbert Floriš: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovakia
Pavol Schwarcz: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovakia
Loreta Schwarczová: Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovakia
Michal Munk: Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 1, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia

Sustainability, 2022, vol. 14, issue 5, 1-23

Abstract: Short food supply chains (SFSCs) is a concept that is relatively new in the conditions of the Slovak Republic, but is developing significantly, mainly with the support of EU policies (CAP, RDP). This paper is focused on the evaluation of the performance of the micro and small agricultural enterprises in short supply chains in the Slovak Republic. We focus on the evaluation of selected economic indicators of small agricultural enterprises and micro-enterprises depending on their participation and non-participation, respectively, in SFSC. Next, we demonstrate the linear relationship between the researched primary and secondary data of enterprises operating inside and outside of the SFSC. Analysing the selected data, we state the ability of farmers operating in the SFSC to produce added-value products and improve their social situation. Additionally, the advantages and disadvantages of associating farmers with SFSCs are demonstrated.

Keywords: short food supply chain (SFSC); Rural Development Policy; farmer; Rural Development Programme (RDP) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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