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The Price of Farmland as a Factor in the Sustainable Development of Czech Agriculture (A Case Study)

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Department of Economic Theories, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Sustainability 2020, 12(14), 5622; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145622
Received: 28 May 2020 / Revised: 9 July 2020 / Accepted: 10 July 2020 / Published: 13 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and Agriculture)
Each year, around 2% of the four million hectares of farmland in Czechia changes owners. However, after years of significant growth in prices, a slowdown in pace and demand is expected. Rising interest rates, a strengthening of the crown and legislative changes in 2018 have influenced the price of farmland. Yet the prices of farmland in Czechia are a third of those in the countries of Western Europe, and so it still represents an interesting opportunity for investors. Currently, land is bought primarily by the farmers who work it. In Czechia, 80% of farmers farm on hired land, and rent increases are starting to be an issue for many of them. The return on the investment in agricultural land is currently around 50 years for an owner and 25 years for a farmer working the land. As research has shown, the price of farmland is an important factor in the sustainable development of agriculture in Czechia, along with the greening of production and the fight against soil erosion and the effects of climate change. View Full-Text
Keywords: agriculture; Czechia; farmland; farmland price; funds; rent; subsidies; sustainability agriculture; Czechia; farmland; farmland price; funds; rent; subsidies; sustainability
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Seeman, T.; Šrédl, K.; Prášilová, M.; Svoboda, R. The Price of Farmland as a Factor in the Sustainable Development of Czech Agriculture (A Case Study). Sustainability 2020, 12, 5622. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145622

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Seeman T, Šrédl K, Prášilová M, Svoboda R. The Price of Farmland as a Factor in the Sustainable Development of Czech Agriculture (A Case Study). Sustainability. 2020; 12(14):5622. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145622

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Seeman, Tomáš; Šrédl, Karel; Prášilová, Marie; Svoboda, Roman. 2020. "The Price of Farmland as a Factor in the Sustainable Development of Czech Agriculture (A Case Study)" Sustainability 12, no. 14: 5622. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145622

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