Globalisation and concentration in the Czech agro-food sector
T. Douchahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5291-AGRICECONCitation:Doucha T. (2002): Globalisation and concentration in the Czech agro-food sector. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 48: 76-80.
The processes of globalisation and concentration have been also penetrating into the Czech agro-food sector and market. Utilising information from foreign sources and developed countries, the paper tries to present a complex view on the Czech situation from the structural and institutional aspects. Based on limited Czech information sources, the market structure in the individual links of the food chains is presented, together with the hypothesis about the sequence of the market power in the present Czech agro-food sector: input suppliers and retailers – farmers – processors. The paper also implies possibilities of the state to suppress negative effects of globalisation and concentration, especially as regards the adjustment of the Czech market regulations to the EU ones.Keywords:
agro-food sector, agro-food market, globalisation, concentration, market power