Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2011, 59, 349-354
Published online 2014-05-29

Variability in development of the land use intensity in agricultural companies

Eliška Svobodová, Karel Vinohradský

Ústav regionální a podnikové ekonomiky, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The aim of this article is to analyse the variability of the intensity of the land use in agricultural enterprises farming in different natural conditions in the years 2001–2006. The main reason for this analysis is the diminishing intensity of agricultural production in the Czech Republic in the nineties as well as in the past decade. This article is a part of the research with special focus on the sings of the extensive and intensive systems of agriculture in the developmental differentiation of agricultural enterprises.
As the data source for the analysis made in this article has been used the group of companies NUTS II Southeast in the period 2001–2006, i.e. in the time before and after our joining the EU. The group of companies includes legal entities with agricultural area under cultivation over 1 000 ha and average agricultural area 1 680 ha.
The results show that the decrease in the agriculture intensity in the years 2001–2006 reached 179 Czech crowns per hectare and the average Earnings from Produce per hectare is 26 792 Czech crowns per hectare.
Beside the variability of the intensity of the agricultural land use, there was also focused how the different natural conditions influence the land use intensity in the enterprises.
The results in this article show that there is significant and deepening inter-enterprise differentiation of the level of intensity of farming, but it is also necessary to say, that the impact of various agro-ecological conditions on the development of intensity of farming is not dominant.


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