An evaluation of the relevance of EU less favoured areas policy for dry regions of the Czech Republic

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An evaluation of the relevance of EU less favoured areas policy for dry regions of the Czech Republic

The paper analyses production and economic characteristics of the farms, situated in the dry regions, defined according to various methods, in the Czech Republic. To consider the chance for obtaining the support for the less-favoured areas (natural handicapped areas) according to the rules of the EU is its main aim. It was found out that drought can have negative influence on the economic results in case of some farms and thus endanger agricultural cultivation of the land. For obtaining the subsidies in the natural handicapped areas after 2013 it would be necessary to change the rules of these measures in the Czech Republic. In light of recent Commission proposals on the CAP after 2014, analytical results support the requirements for better tailored policies to diverse rural regions of the EU.

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