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In: Geografický časopis, vol. 66, no. 4
Dušan Šebo - Monika Kopecká
Abandonment of agricultural landscape after 1989: a case study from the Považie region, Slovakia
Rok, strany: 2014, 323 - 339
agricultural landscape, land cover, extensification, abandonment, Slovakia
Political changes after 1989 followed by the accession of the Central and Eastern European countries to the EU was accompanied by many socio-economic processes with direct or indirect effects on agricultural landscapes. The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of transformation of socialist cooperative farming into open market cooperative farming. Land cover mapping obtained from photointerpretation of aerial photographs and orthophotomaps was used to quantify land cover changes that took place between 1986 and 2009. As a case study, a rural region with heterogeneous natural conditions situated in western Slovakia was chosen. Through the analysis of land cover changes, agricultural land modification was assessed at the local scale. A significant part of the permanent grasslands changed into shrub and forest associations during the researched period. These findings were discussed with local farmers and the landowners. Although the main phase of abandonment of grasslands occurred during the 1990s, the recent status heavily depends on the EU subsidies applicable to the less favoured area (LFA) scheme. Smaller meadows will most probably disappear due to technical difficulties connected with their management.
Šebo, D., Kopecká, M. 2014. Abandonment of agricultural landscape after 1989: a case study from the Považie region, Slovakia. In Geografický časopis, vol. 66, no.4, pp. 323-339. ISSN 0016-7193.
Šebo, D., Kopecká, M. (2014). Abandonment of agricultural landscape after 1989: a case study from the Považie region, Slovakia. Geografický časopis, 66(4), 323-339. ISSN 0016-7193.