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Agriculture of the Czech Republic in the 21st Century: From Productivism to Post-productivism



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Quaestiones geographicae
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords agriculture; EU Common Agricultural Policy; Czech Republic; post-productivism; Agrocenzus
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Description Czech Agriculture went during last two decades through significant changes – the transition of agriculture in 90s and the entrance of the Czech Republic into the EU and commitment of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Both of these changes contributed to structural and regional differentiation of the Czech agriculture and exposed it to competition of whole Europe. Furthermore the CAP exposed Czech agriculture to uneven condition for farmers within the EU. The most significant results of these changes are decrease of the agricultural sector output, reduction of bred farm animals and diminish of the arable land. On the other side many non-productive and non-agricultural activities in the rural areas are subsidized which bring to farmers new possibilities of development. Aim of the paper is to analyse structural and spatial change of Czech agriculture between 2000 and 2010 on base of the Agrocensus data supplemented by opinions of the farmers which were gained by series of interviews.

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