Selected regional geographical differences of the Czech Republic agriculture, after the transformation processes
A. Věžník, L. Bartošováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5191-AGRICECONCitation:Věžník A., Bartošová L. (2004): Selected regional geographical differences of the Czech Republic agriculture, after the transformation processes. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 50: 207-216.
Transformation of Czech agriculture led to significant changes, which were mirrored in the crystallisation of rather large territorial differences. Clear regional disproportions are a fundamental problem for the state as a whole, therefore, it is important to provide aid for the regions that lag behind in economic development by introducing sensible regional policies. This situation is still more complicated in agriculture, as this transformation to free market economy results in the unequal regional development in relation to natural environment, regional traditions and the level of rural settlement in addition to the phenomena such as price liberalisation and the flow of goods, capital and population, among other. At the moment, the principal aims of regional agricultural policies are the preservation of regional productivity, the settlement of problematic and endangered regions and the support of a balanced regional development. The primary goal of this article is to indicate some of the largest regional differentiations in the agriculture of the Czech Republic. The purpose is to give an increased consideration to the restructuring of agricultural production, the environment and the social and general economic milieu in which it is locatedKeywords:
Czech agriculture, transformation, regional differences, agriculture policy, development of the employment in agriculture, changes in cattle number