In the framework of Slovakia entering into the European Union, there was done a PHARE-ACE survey in years 1999–2000. The name of this survey was “Micro-economic analysis of farming households restructuring in pre-accession period to the EU”. The survey was finished in 2002. This survey was done in two regions of Slovakia, characterized by different natural conditions, production and economic conditions. This project was aiming not only at private farmers but also at other legal entities producing agricultural products. The monitored group consisted of 412 private farmers, farming in average 43.2 ha of agricultural land. Most of them are farming on 0–2 ha of agricultural land (20.8%) and on 25–100 ha of agricultural land (20.1%).
swot analysis, restructuring, individual farm, transactional costs, incomes, households