Analysis of the selected problems of agricultural business entrepreneurship in Slovakia
P. Bielik, M. Beňohttps://doi.org/10.17221/5307-AGRICECONCitation:Bielik P., Beňo M. (2002): Analysis of the selected problems of agricultural business entrepreneurship in Slovakia. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 48: 225-228.
Even ten years after the revolution in 1989, Slovak agriculture is characterized by the predominant position of cooperatives. There were shifts towards other types of agricultural entrepreneurship, and some of these trends we documented in our article, based on the data gained by surveying agricultural enterprises. We drew a conclusion that cooperatives are more labor demanding. This also means that they still preserve a social role as a main employer in rural areas. Our paper also differentiates between Southern and Northern (less favorable for agriculture) regions, represented by the Nitra and Žilina region, respectively. We examined soil quality, labor intensity, wages, and finally main crops yields in these two regions.Keywords:
cooperative farms, labor intensity, wages, official price of land