Title: Public-goods oriented agricultural business models with higher awareness

Authors: György Ernyei; László Podmaniczky

Addresses: Szent Istvan University, H-2100 Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1., Hungary ' Szent Istvan University, H-2100 Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1., Hungary

Abstract: The concept of our paper is based on the recognition, that environment safety and food safety is jointly influenced by the farming system and intensity of farming on the basis of given conditions. Therefore, the complete agricultural system and structure needs remodelling in order to create a management that is based on the sensitivity, stress-counteracting ability, production potential of the environment; where the 'other' (environmental, regional, labour, social and cultural) functions of agriculture are also highlighted and counted upon. In our paper, first, we show the essential characteristics of different farming systems. Then, the problems of food safety and stepwise establishment of a public goods oriented food-safety management system model is presented. Finally, for the better evaluation of environment safety our proposed 'green point' system model is also shown in the paper.

Keywords: agriculture; environmental safety; food safety; farming systems; public goods orientation; agricultural business models; safety management.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2014.058054

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2014 Vol.10 No.1, pp.66 - 79

Published online: 29 Oct 2013 *

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