Agricultural Financial Systems in Slovenia and Ukraine

1 University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Koper, Slovenia
2 National Research Centre “Institute of Agricultural Economics”, Kyiv, Ukraine
3 National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


BOJNEC, S., S. KVASHA and O. OLIYNYK, 2014. Agricultural financial systems in Slovenia and Ukraine. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 458-468


The paper analyses financial systems for agriculture, their similarities and differences, and comparative advantages with related challenges for future development. The focus is on the comparison between farm structures, financial systems in agriculture and government supports in Slovenia and Ukraine. The farm nature, farm structure and evolution are different between Slovenia and Ukraine. In Slovenia, family farms are the most important in farm structures, while in Ukraine large agricultural enterprises. Different farm organizational structures and farm sizes affect also different financial systems in agriculture. Multifunctional roles of agriculture and for rural development are supported with different agricultural policies and government supports, which is one of the important lessons learned from the comparative analysis.

Key words: Farm structure, finance, government support, Slovenia, Ukraine
JEL Classifications: Q14, Q18, G21, G28, H25, P52

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