SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE POLICY IN SUPPORT OF FARMERS’ COOPERATIVE SYSTEM

  • Miladin Ševarlić, PhD Institute of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
  • Vuk Raičević, PhD University Business Academy, Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management, Novi Sad
  • Rade Glomazić, M.Sc. Doctoral student of Political Sciences, M.Sc., European Center for Peace and Development United Nations University for Peace, Belgrade

Abstract

There is a rapidly expanding body of work which describes what needs to be done by business to help build a sustainable economy. This is generated by government, civil society and by business itself. However, there is a separation between what is expected of the sector, what is being achieved by individual companies and what business says in public about the future. There is also a review of the literature providing key principles of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities. Yet movements toward a sustainable agriculture is currently fragmented and without clear direction. This paper aims to explore this relationship between what has been identifed as the role of governoment and cooperatives in building a sustainable economy and the current situation. With exploratory research this paper attempted to stimulate debate about contemporary sustainability challengesits legal and policy framework. The fnal aim of this paper is to deal with the challenge of putting “evidence-based policy-making” and on how private sector can support evidence-based policy action.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
ŠEVARLIĆ, Miladin; RAIČEVIĆ, Vuk; GLOMAZIĆ, Rade. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE POLICY IN SUPPORT OF FARMERS’ COOPERATIVE SYSTEM. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 59, n. 4, p. 633-647, dec. 2012. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/534>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2020.
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Original scientific papers