Diversification of farm business
Š. BUDAY, Z. FEDERIČOVÁ, R. VAJCÍKOVÁhttps://doi.org/10.17221/583-AGRICECONCitation:BUDAY Š., FEDERIČOVÁ Z., VAJCÍKOVÁ R. (2009): Diversification of farm business. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 55: 77-83.
One of the measures of the Sectoral Operational Programme Agriculture and Rural Development is focused on the diversification of agricultural activities. The analysis of the measure showed the greatest interest in financial support among the subjects aimed at agritourism and rural tourism. The field of tourism dominates also among the number of the approved projects. The share of other diversification activities is very low. The analysis of other profitable activities in the Farm Structure Census and Farm Structure Survey by the type of activities shows that the total number of agricultural enterprises with other profitable activities decreased in 2005 compared to 2001 and 2003. The total amount of agricultural enterprises with other profitable activities in the Slovak Republic reached 3 219 in 2001, 4 465 in 2003, and 2 066 enterprises in 2005. In 2005, the number of the enterprises increased in the field of craft industry, wood processing, fishery, generating energy from renewable resources and contracted work.Keywords:sustainable rural development, diversification of rural economy, other profitable activities, Sectoral Operational Programme, agritourism, rural tourism