The Challenge of Rural Development in the EU Accession Countries: Third World Bank/FAO EU Accession Workshop

Overview

This book considers the reforms and policy changes required in the rural sectors of ten countries that have started the accession process for membership in the European Union. These countries are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The papers in this volume have been selected from presentations made at the Third World Bank/FAO EU Accession Workshop held in June 2000.

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Overview

This book considers the reforms and policy changes required in the rural sectors of ten countries that have started the accession process for membership in the European Union. These countries are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The papers in this volume have been selected from presentations made at the Third World Bank/FAO EU Accession Workshop held in June 2000.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821349441
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: World Bank Technical Papers, #504
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Abstract
Preface
Abbreviations
Contributors
Summary of Workshop Deliberations
Defining the Concept of Rural Development: A European Perspective 3
A Non-European Perspective Evolution of Rural Policy and Agricultural Policy in North America 11
Institutional Framework and Decentralization in Rural Development 31
Experience with Rural Development in the EU: Avoiding the Pitfalls 45
Rural Development Policies in the Context of the European Union 53
The LEADER Community Initiative: Lessons and Possible Applications for the EU Pre-Accession Countries 59
Structural Funds and Rural Development: Suggestions from the Italian Experience 73
The Status of Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europe 87
Critical Constraints to Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europe 97
The Non-Agricultural Rural Sector in Central and Eastern Europe 111
Concepts, Policies, Programs, and Institutions of Rural Development in Hungary 131
Major Achievements and Gaps in Rural Development in the European Union 149
FAO Experience and Main Thrusts in Rural Development in the EU Accession Countries 159
Rural Development and the World Bank: Varied Experience and Continuing Challenge 169
World Bank Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in Latvia 181
The Poland Rural Development Project 189
The Potential Role of International Organizations and NGOs in Supporting Rural Development in the EU Accession Countries 197
Workshop Program 205
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