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This paper presents a framework for decomposition of changes in farm profitability with regards to structural, activity and intensity (efficiency) effects. The Index Decomposition Analysis (IDA) is adapted for isolation of the effects of profit margin, asset turnover, leverage, capital intensity and structure. The proposed approach complements the regression-based analysis as the IDA allows combining data from different levels of aggregation and taking the structural change into account.
Authors: Vaida ŠapolaitėIERDdr. Tomas BaležentisIERDIoanna Reziti
Food loss and waste is relevant for all stages of a food supply chain. Methodological and empirical solutions are needed to properly quantify these losses. The present paper embarks on the quantification of food loss in the Lithuanian food processing sector. This issue has not received substantial coverage in the literature yet, even though the transition economies face serious food losses due to malfunctioning markets and limited understanding of the issue of food loss and waste in general.
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This monograph addresses the methodological and empirical issues relevant for the development of sustainable agriculture, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. It relates economic growth to the other dimensions of sustainability by applying integrated methods. The book comprises five chapters dedicated to the theoretical approaches towards sustainable rural development, productivity analysis, structural change analysis and environmental footprint.
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On May 16, 2021, the prestigious Springer Link portal announced the scientific monograph “Rural Economic Developments and Social Movements: A New Paradigm”, prepared by scholars R.Vilkė, D.Vidickienė, Ž.Gedminaitės-Raudonė, V.Simonaitytė, and E.Ribašauskienė from the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Institute of Economics and Rural Development, Department of Rural Development. The monograph is published by Palgrave Macmillan Publishing House, under special copyrights transferred to Springer Nature Switzerland. The monograph summarizes the five-year researchers' work on the issue, which is now available in both electronic and printed forms.
E-commerce provides opportunities to extend the market and plays a vital role in modern economy. However, its implementation often requires high-level technical infrastructure. This study regards both e-commerce and R&D as input factors and analyses their impact on firm output in the manufacturing sector of China. We find that ecommerce capital stocks and R&D capital stocks have a significant positive effect on the output growth, with &D being more influential than e-commerce.
Authors:dr. Tomas BaležentisIERDFacang Zhu Qiule Shi Chonghui Zhang
Promoting green and low-carbon development in agriculture is the key to achieving high-quality development, in which financial expenditure on agriculture is an essential means to support its green development. This study first estimates the green productivity of twenty corn-growing provinces by the by-production model with Luenberger total factor productivity indicator in China from 2004 to 2018. Then the impact of fiscal spending on its green productivity growth and its mechanism are investigated by the econometric models
Authors:dr. Dalia ŠtreimikienėIERDHaiyan Deng Wangyi Zheng Zhiyang Shen
A rapidly expanding field, sustainable agriculture aims to produce food and energy for people today and future generations. The sustainability concept is different in every field; thus, the indicators are unique in any area and country. Sustainable agriculture contains three main dimensions: economic, environmental, and social. Sustainable agriculture has been the focus of researchers for the past twenty-five years and has attracted much attention.
The examination of “smart” growth in various economic and societal development areas and contexts has spread around the globe, in both scientific and policy discourse, with a recent focus on transformations concerning “smart” green growth, “smart” regional development, and green transformation, including “smart” villages. However, until recently, much confusion has existed regarding different understandings of “smartness” for different communities in different contexts.
The shadow prices, or marginal abatement cost, of pollutants is a useful measure of environmental performance. Unlike much of the previous studies focusing on only one kind of pollutants, this paper applies the (multiplier) by-production approach to measure the shadow prices of carbon emission, sulfur emission, and dust. The case of regional economies in China is considered.
Authors:dr. Tomas BaležentisIERDdr. Zhiyang ShenIERDZiming Yue Lingyu Meng Yunguo Mu
The production of high-quality seeds and planting material is the basis for increasing the efficiency and sustainability of crop production. The main aim of this article is to develop proposals to ensure that supply meets the demand in the seed and planting material market Ukraine. The future prospects are also discussed. The paper uses statistical and comparative analysis. The patterns of foreign trade in seeds and planting material to and from Ukraine are analyzed. The high level of import dependence of Ukraine leads to excessive exposure to instability in the world seed market. The development of seed production in Ukraine is discussed and analyzed along with the ways for improving commercial circulation of seeds and planting materials.
Authors:dr. Tomas BaležentisIERDdr. Dalia ŠtreimikienėIERDOleksandr Zakharchuk Andrii Hutorov Vyshnevetska Oksana Vitalii Nitsenko
This paper focuses on the state-of-the-art analysis of the concepts relevant to the functioning of agricultural supply chains. The viable supply chains concept is considered to be the most comprehensive one that encompasses sustainability, agility and resilience. However, this concept has scarcely been applied to agricultural supply chains. Thus, we discuss the theoretical foundations and empirical manifestations of the related concepts and propose a framework for analysis of agricultural supply chain viability.
Sustainable development of marine economy requires strengthening the marine environmental monitoring and management. Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) realises multi-dimensional monitoring of marine environment by measuring the traits of seawater.
Authors:dr. Tomas BaležentisIERDChonghui Zhang Chenhong Yu Lingjing Yuan Shouzhen Zeng