Agricultural Development in Post-Socialist Countries: Similarities and Differences

January 14, 2017, 12:30 – 14:30, Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 306

Presentation and discussion on reports on agricultural development in the post-socialist countries, illustrated by examples from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Issues for Discussion

  • What are the key characteristics of successful/unsuccessful agricultural development in the post-socialist countries?
  • What is peculiar about post-socialist rural regional differentiation?
  • What is relationship between trends for large and small agricultural production facilities in the post-socialist countries?
  • What are the characteristics of the development of the social sphere in a post-socialist village?
  • Land in the post-socialist countries: who controls it and how, and in whose interests?



  • Anna Hajdu
    Anna Hajdu

    Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus Univesity, Rotterdam

  • Sebastian Lentz
    Sebastian Lentz

    Director, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

  • Stephan Merl
    Stephan Merl

    Professor, Bielefeld University

  • Judith Pallot
    Judith Pallot

    Emeritus Professor, Oxford University

  • Tatyana Nefedova
    Tatyana Nefedova

    Leading Researcher, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Nikita Mkrtchan
    Nikita Mkrtchan

    Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA

  • Natalia Shagayda
    Natalia Shagayda

    Director, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA

  • Vasilii Uzun
    Vasilii Uzun

    Chief Researcher, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA

  • Elmira Krylatykh
    Elmira Krylatykh

    Нead, Enterprise Management Chair, RANEPA; Research Consultant, International Centre for Agribusiness and Food Security

  • Liubov Ovchintseva
    Liubov Ovchintseva

    Leading Researcher, All-Russian Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics named after A.A. Nikonov (VIAPI)