(29SeoulInternational Geographical Congress en Anglais - 2000)

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Transformation of agriculture in the new Länder

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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)



International Geographical Congress No29, Seoul , COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE (14/08/2000)

Published at : Collection Beiträge zur Regionalen Geographie / ISBN 3-86082-039-7 ;

Editor : Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig - ALLEMAGNE

Millesime : 2000, no 52 [pp. 80-91]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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