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Transformation of agriculture in the new Länder

Germany ten years after reunification

Auteurs :
TAUBMANN, W.
MAYR, A.
TAUBMANN, W.

Description :
Since 1990 the number of agricultural holdings in West Germany decreased from 630 000 to 485 000 until 1998, whereas it increased in the new Länder from 4 750 to about 32 000. In eastern Germany all agricultural production cooperatives and state-owned estates had to be dissolved within a short period of time. 26 000 individual farms and 3 000 partnerships have been established. The successors of collective and state farms cultivate still on average more than 1 000 ha farmland. The individual farm enterprises cultivate about 49 ha, this is twice the size of corresponding farms in West Germany. The radical transformation process was accompanied by a massive reduction of employment to only one sixth of the initial employment figure. Today, medium-sized farms in the new Länder are even more profitable than their counterparts in the West. - (HPB)


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
International Geographical Congress, 29, Seoul, Coree, Republique de, 2000-08-14, Collection Beiträge zur Regionalen Geographie, 2000, n°. 52, p. 80-91, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 20 ref.

Date :
2000

Identifiants :
isbn : 3-86082-039-7

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Leipzig, Institut für Länderkunde

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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