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Transformation of agriculture in Czechia in the period 1990‑2020


Studia Obszarów Wiejskich = Rural Studies, t. 56


Vaishar, Antonín : Autor Affiliation ORCID ; Šťastná, Milada : Autor Affiliation ORCID



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Czechia ; agriculture ; organisational structure ; production ; employment ; Common Agricultural Policy


This paper characterises the development of Czech agriculture in the 30 years since the change of political regime. It notes that, although ownership has changed, the structure of large farms has been maintained. There has been a reduction in livestock production in particular, which has disrupted the traditional relationship between the two principal agricultural activities. The number of workers in the primary sector has fallen very rapidly, to less than 6% now, even in rural areas. Therefore, the communities in the Czech countryside are no longer dependent on agriculture, whose role is increasingly shifting to landscape maintenance and non-productive activities. At present, subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy are the main driver in Czech agriculture. In the face of current challenges, attention needs to be paid to the environmental function of agriculture, while the impact of agricultural jobs on rural development is negligible.


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