Individual EU countries vary significantly in their socioeconomic and environmental conditions, as well as in their historical development. There are often extreme differences in land ownership fragmentation, the role of the land rental market, climatic conditions as well as economic and social conditions. These and other pre-dispositions of individual countries/regions result in the need to ensure the sustainability of agriculture and of its impact on the landscape, rural areas and the environment. Our research team has long-term experience with research on land management and land use policy, specifically with the following topics: land fragmentation, land consolidation, land-use changes, landscape planning, land market determinants, sustainability of land use, etc. A significant contribution to the team is the high-quality GIS department.
Applied outcomes of the research:
- Methodology for land consolidation projects in areas adjoining large linear constructions
- Methodology for assessing the visual impact of proposed construction, activities or land use changes on landscape character
- Sets of thematic maps showing agricultural land fragmentation in the Czech Republic
- Approximately 80 projects and studies – land consolidation projects, master plans, etc.
Potential applications of the research:
- Baseline data for agricultural and environmental subsidy policies (national, EU)
- Methodological tools for land consolidation and land market development, which could be used by planners and state and local authorities
- Educational and advisory materials for farmers
and state and local authorities
land, ownership, fragmentation, landscape, land usechanges, landscape planning