COPERATIVES AND FARMERS ASSOCIATION AS A MODEL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SERBIAN AGRICULTURE REGARDING THE CASE OF NISAVA DISTRICT

  • Zoran Simonović, PhD Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade
  • Branko Mihailović, PhD Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade
  • Zoran Milovanović, M.A. Regionalna agencija za razvoj istočne Srbije – RARIS, Zaječar

Abstract

The authors gave a brief overview on the situation of cooperatives in Serbia. They introduce us to the cooperative legislation which wiil be, in the current period, important factor in the development of agricultural cooperatives. Serbia is obligated to harmonize its laws with the laws of European Union. The process of harmonization should be done with the cooperative legislation, too. In the current conditions, the survival of the cooperative is threatened by transition. In the transition process it is required from agricultural cooperatives to return forcefully confscated land to their rightful owners or their heirs. It is also necessary to return the land taken away from its members and given to the cooperatives to menage it. This process has largely been completed. Some agricultural cooperatives ceased to exist in the transition. At the end, the authors have made a study on the situation in cooperatives in Nišava district. The aim of the research is to analyze the results of the application of the concept of cooperative organization and association of farmers in the transition process.

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Published
2018-05-20
How to Cite
SIMONOVIĆ, Zoran; MIHAILOVIĆ, Branko; MILOVANOVIĆ, Zoran. COPERATIVES AND FARMERS ASSOCIATION AS A MODEL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SERBIAN AGRICULTURE REGARDING THE CASE OF NISAVA DISTRICT. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 2, p. 699-712, may 2018. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/251>. Date accessed: 02 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1602699S.