Historically, the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have been known primarily as agricultural countries. This description has determined the significance of all the changes and reforms that have been undertaken in the agrarian sector, including both the production and social spheres. The current agricultural reform is not a completely unexpected new development; it was prepared and shaped as a result of almost two centuries of changes in the countryside.
Iowa State University
Plakans, Andrejs; Fuller, Anthony M.; Raig, Ivar; Budvytis, Saulius; Budvytiene, Vilija; Wells, Betty L.; Schipper-Peters, Caroline; Tabuns, Aivars; Kazlauskas, Arturas; and Kazlauskiene, Natalija, "An Overview of Rural Development Strategies for the Baltics" (1993). BALTIC Reports. 11.