Utilisation of the GPS information technology for the control of providing the EU support oriented on less favoured areas (LFA)
Z. Trávníček, M. Kavkahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5428-AGRICECONCitation:Trávníček Z., Kavka M. (2003): Utilisation of the GPS information technology for the control of providing the EU support oriented on less favoured areas (LFA). Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 432-438.
In all partial aspects, subsidies can be effectively realised only if the adequate system of information is set up and used both on the level of subsidy suppliers (government) and on the level of subsidy recipients (agricultural organisations). It is essential to control and evaluate the usefulness of providing the support. The GPS technologies are ones of many options how to contribute to this effort. The proceeding rapid progress and upgrade of these technologies, miniaturisation of the apparatus along with the decreasing price and increasing technological efficiency, accuracy and reliability are together granting significant preconditions for their practical utilisation in agriculture. GPS is practically being used in agriculture in the system of precise agriculture and our experts belong among the world-wide recognized specialists in this direction. The GPS utilisation is additionally offered at the allocation of LFAs as well as at marking the places suitable for agro-environmental measures. In combination with the IACS system and its databases and registers, it is functionally and operatively useful at the land control of fulfilling the conditions of support programmes.Keywords:
information technologies, Global Position System (GPS), Less Favoured Areas (LFA), Integrated Agricultural Control System, agriculture land policy