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Selected Good Practices in the Hungarian Agricultural Heritage

Institute for Wildlife Management and Nature Conservation, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Páter Károly utca 1, 2103 Gödöllő, Hungary
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Academic Editors: Antonio Santoro, Mauro Agnoletti and Imre J. Holb
Sustainability 2021, 13(12), 6676; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126676
Received: 7 May 2021 / Revised: 3 June 2021 / Accepted: 8 June 2021 / Published: 11 June 2021
Agriculture has always played a determining role in Hungarian landscapes. Forested areas were also under agricultural use; however, their use changed, starting at least from the Middle Ages when the need for new arable fields resulted in a tremendous decrease in forested areas. The protection of forests started for many reasons, saving them for fuelwood and construction materials. This is the reason why there were periods when forests of the Carpathian Basin suffered from considerable pressure, and even today, this pressure continues; however, the source changed from animal husbandry to tourism, forestry, and wildlife management, or rather hunting. This created the need to search for and analyse former sustainable use of the forests. Furthermore, the consideration of the use of trees/treelines is under the scope of helping the climate adaptation of arable fields. Wooded grasslands have also been mapped and various analyses were done, related to their survival. We wish to introduce some of the ancestral forms of the agricultural use of Hungarian farming, where trees play an important role, their origin, distribution, threatening factors, and their future. Sustainable arable farming systems with trees, including wood-pastures; orchard grasslands and conventional, organic, and permaculture horticultural farms with various proportion of tree cover, will be described. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable Hungarian farming; agro-heritage; landscape change; land-use change; wooded grassland; orchard grassland; permaculture sustainable Hungarian farming; agro-heritage; landscape change; land-use change; wooded grassland; orchard grassland; permaculture
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Centeri, C.; Saláta, D.; Szilágyi, A.; Orosz, G.; Czóbel, S.; Grónás, V.; Gyulai, F.; Kovács, E.; Pető, Á.; Skutai, J.; Biró, Z.; Malatinszky, Á. Selected Good Practices in the Hungarian Agricultural Heritage. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6676. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126676

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Centeri C, Saláta D, Szilágyi A, Orosz G, Czóbel S, Grónás V, Gyulai F, Kovács E, Pető Á, Skutai J, Biró Z, Malatinszky Á. Selected Good Practices in the Hungarian Agricultural Heritage. Sustainability. 2021; 13(12):6676. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126676

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Centeri, Csaba, Dénes Saláta, Alfréd Szilágyi, György Orosz, Szilárd Czóbel, Viktor Grónás, Ferenc Gyulai, Eszter Kovács, Ákos Pető, Julianna Skutai, Zsolt Biró, and Ákos Malatinszky. 2021. "Selected Good Practices in the Hungarian Agricultural Heritage" Sustainability 13, no. 12: 6676. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126676

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