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dc.contributor.advisorSklavounos, Nikolaos-
dc.contributor.advisorKartsiotis, George-
dc.contributor.authorVerushevski, Goran-
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and charts.en_US
dc.descriptionBSc (Hons) in International Businessen_US
dc.descriptionThe title of the dissertation was corrected : the official name of the country is 'North' Macedonia, not 'Northern'.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe tobacco cultivation in North Macedonia represents an important segment within the agriculture of the country. In terms of the quantities of production, the country is rated amongst the ten largest producers of tobacco. The long tradition of cultivation and a strong financial support by government has continued to encourage the production of tobacco, in contrary to the major trends in Balkan and European countries. This work uses 77 questionnaires from farmers who cultivate tobacco in North Macedonia for generating a thorough analysis on the current performance, challenges and characteristics of cultivation. The use of quantitative methods and analyses like frequencies, crosstabulation and correlations are used to generate a detailed analysis on those aspects. More specifically, the study evaluated the demographic characteristics of the farmers, farm size and export performance, importance of foreign markets, subsidies and other related issues. The crosstabulation and correlation analyses reveal significant differences on the perception of farmers towards export orientation, importance of domestic markets, subsidies, long-term commitment to farming etc. These differences are identified in the basis of the farm size, demographic segments, export performance etc. The findings contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and current performance of the tobacco producing farms and provide indications on the efficiency of farm subsidies and the need for more integrated strategies to support this segments of farms in this country.en_US
dc.formatSpiral bindingen_US
dc.format.extent37 pagesen_US
dc.publisherPerrotis Collegeen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subjectTobacco cultivationen_US
dc.subjectNorth Macedoniaen_US
dc.subjectTobacco industryen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.otherPerrotis College - Dissertations - 2020en_US
dc.subject.otherInternational food and agribusiness management. Perrotis Collegeen_US
dc.titleTobacco production in North Macedonia: challenges and prospects within the industryen_US
local.description.statusNot publisheden_US
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