Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe (CEESA)


The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.
The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.
The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.

The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.
The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.
The CEESA project was established as an international and multi-disciplinary research group comprising four partners from west European universities (Humboldt University of Berlin, Helsinki University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Wageningen University), the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The project intended to develop concepts and recommendations for the successful transformation of the agricultural sectors towards sustainability in CEE countries. For that purpose, case studies were made in twelve CEE countries focussing on (A) institutions of sustainability, (B) agri-environmental policies and (C) sustainable farming systems. Research was subdivided into four phases: (1) analysis of the state of agriculture and environment in CEE countries, (2) identification of key problems, (3) analysis of alternative options for sustainable development and (4) development of recommendations. The research results were regularly presented at workshops and discussed with academic experts and political decision-makers. The CEESA final conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition: Strategies for sustainable resource management and challenges of EU enlargement was held in November 2002 in Olsztyn, Poland. Presently, the research outcomes of the project are compiled and published in four FAO reports and a series of journal articles.

Principal investigators
Hagedorn, Conrad Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Details) (Resource Economics)

Duration of project
Start date: 02/2000
End date: 06/2003

Research Areas
Agrarumweltpolitik, Agri-Environmental Policies, Betriebssysteme in der Landwirtschaft, Central and Eastern Europe, EU Enlargement, EU-Osterweiterung, Farming Systems, Gesellschaftliche Transformation, Institutional Change, Institutioneller Wandel, Mittel- und Osteuropa, Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft, sustainable agriculture, Transformation Country

Publications
FAO Publication:



Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture Network. Proceedings of the First CEESA Workshop. REU Technical Series 61, (1999). FAO, Rome.



CEESA Deliverable Reports:



Hagedorn, K.; Gatzweiler, F. and Judis, R. (eds.)(2000). Documentation of Conflicts and Environmental Problems Related to Agriculture in Twelve CEE Countries. D1 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Hagedorn, K. and Judis, R. (eds.)(2000). Description of Institutions of Sustainability in Central and Eastern European Countries. D2 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Zellei, A.; Gorton, M. and Lowe, P. (eds.)(2001). Description of Agri-Environmental Policies in Central and Eastern European Countries. D3 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. University of Newcastle, Newcastle.



Tanic, St.; Sipiläinen, T.; Bäckman, St. and Sumelius, J. (eds.)(2001). Description of Current Farming Systems in Central and Eastern European Countries. D4 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. FAO SEUR, Budapest.



Slangen, L.H.G.; van Kooten, C.G.; Suchanek, P. and van Oosten, R. (eds.)(2001). Institutions of Sustainability in Central and Eastern European Countries. D5 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission, Wageningen University, Wageningen.



Zellei, A.; Gorton, M.; Lowe, P. and Minoiu, D. (eds.)(2001). Description of Agri-Environmental Policies in Central and Eastern European Countries. D6 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. University of Newcastle, Newcastle.



Bäckman, St.; Sipiläinen, T. and Sumelius, J. (eds.)(2001). Analysis of Environmental Impact of Farming Systems in Five Central and Eastern European Countries. D7 Report of the Central and Eastern Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission, University of Helsinki, Helsinki-Helsingfors.



Hagedorn, K. and Sikor, T (eds.)(2002). Alternative Concepts of Institutions of Sustainability in Central and Eastern European Countries. D8 Report of the Central and Eastern Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Zellei, A; Gorton, M. and Lowe, P. (eds.)(2002). Alternative Concepts of Agri-Environmental Policies in Central and Eastern European Countries. D9 Report of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission. University of Newcastle, Newcastle.



Bäckman, S.; Sipiläinen, T.; Sumelius, J. and Tanic, S. (eds.)(2002). Comparative Analysis of Alternative Sustainable Farming Systems. D10 Report of the Central and Eastern Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Project submitted to the EU Commission, University of Helsinki, Helsinki-Helsingfors.





CEESA Discussion Paper Series



Slangen, L.H.G. (2001). Sustainable Agriculture - Getting the Institutions Right. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 1, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Gatzweiler, F.; Sipiläinen, T.; Bäckman, S. and Zellei, A. (2001). Analysing Institutions, Policies, & Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 2, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Zellei, A. (2001). Challenges for Agri-Environmental Policies in CEE Countries. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 3, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Gatzweiler, F. and Hagedorn, K. (2001). The Evolution of Institutions in Transition. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 4, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Theesfeld, I. (2001). Constraints for Collective Action in Bulgaria s Irrigation Sector. Ceesa Discussion Paper No.5, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Ratinger, T. and Krumalová, V. (2002). Provision of environmental goods on potentially abandoned land the White Carpathians protected landscape area. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 6, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Penov, I. (2002). The Use of Irrigation Water during Transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Region. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 7, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Wasilewski, A. and Krukowski, K. (2002). Land Conversion for Suburban Housing: A Study of Urbanization around Warsaw and Olsztyn, Poland. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 8, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Schleyer, Ch. (2002). Economic and Ecological Transformation Processes in East German Water Management Regimes: The Role of Property Rights and Governance Structures. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 9, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Sikor, T. (2002). The Commons in Transition. Ceesa Discussion Paper No. 10, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Sumelius, J.; Grgic, Z.; Mesic, M. and Franic, R. (2002). Farm Level Cost of Reducing Nitrate Leaching by Economic Instruments in Croatian Farming Systems. CEESA Discussion Paper No. 11, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Laschewski, L. (2002). Systems of Local Self-Administration after Agricultural Transformation Experiences of a Local Resource Management Project in East Germany. CEESA Discussion Paper No. 12, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.



Toma, L. (2003). Policy Recommendations for Pursuing a Sustainable Agriculture in a Small Rural Community in Romania. CEESA Discussion Paper No. 13, Humboldt University of Berlin, Chair of Resource Economics, Berlin.

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