The impacts of agricultural policy scenarios on development of remote rural areas – the case study of the Bruntál and Ostrava districts
Z. Bednaříková, T. Douchahttps://doi.org/10.17221/14/2009-AGRICECONCitation:Bednaříková Z., Doucha T. (2009): The impacts of agricultural policy scenarios on development of remote rural areas – the case study of the Bruntál and Ostrava districts. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 55: 161-168.
The paper presents the results of simulations for the Bruntál district as a remote rural area and Ostrava as an adjacent urban centre, based on the Computable General Equilibrium model. The model assesses spatial impacts of various agricultural policy and other economic conditions on the regional development of the study areas. The model utilizes a regional Social Accounting Matrix with economic inter-linkages between the rural-urban localities in the study areas. Four agricultural policy scenarios are assessed. All scenarios have negative impacts on the economy of the Bruntál district. Nevertheless, the scenario based on the switch of funds from the Pillar 1 to the Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy and on the degressive modulation of direct payments shows to be the most significant for the agricultural sector and the overall economy of the district.Keywords:Key words: remote rural area, rural-urban links, models, simulation, agriculture, spatial analysis, regional economy