Socio-economic Determinants of Sustainble Consumption and Production II. Proceedings of Scientific Papers



In the management of agri-food companies in the Slovak Republic, significant changes have taken place in the last 4 decades, which were caused by social and economic changes in our society. After 1989, it was the transformation of agriculture into a market economy, gradually added to the pre-accession requirements for further changes in the agricultural sector. Accession to the EU meant great challenges, opportunities and risks for Slovak agriculture. However, the decline in agricultural production has not stopped, which is especially true of livestock production. Other obstacles had to be faced by farmers and food producers during the global economic and financial crisis from 2008 to 2010, and currently, in addition to environmental issues, the problems associated with the COVID 19 pandemic and food sufficiency and security are coming to the fore. In addition to addressing all external factors that affect the agri-food complex, managers must address agro-innovation issues and the penetration of new management models and approaches related to providing quality food to final consumers. The purpose of this paper is to point out key socio-economic determinants affecting production and consumption in the agri-food industry.

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agrifood industry, food production, food consupmtion, key determinants, environmental and


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