Agroecosystem energy metabolism in Czechia and Poland in the two decades after the fall of communism: From a centrally planned system to market oriented mode of production
|Kateg. publikace||Vědecké publikace impaktované|
We explore the agroecosystem energy ﬂows in two former communist countries, Czechia and Poland, in the two decades after the fall of the totalitarian regimes.In the ﬁrst decade immediately after 1990, the agricultural production radically slumped in both countries together with an overall slowdown of the economic performance. The production started to grow again and stabilised in the second decade mainly due to joining the EU in 2004. The integration to the global markets raised the volume of trade by a factor of 5 in Czechia and 10 in Poland. The number of agricultural workers decreased in 1/3 in both countries over the whole period. Also, the crop land has been decreasing in both countries. By about 20% and production has concentrated to more fertile areas, while the abandonment of agricultural area occurred mainly in less favoured areas. Both agricultural systems underwent structural changes in respect of change of ownership, economic conditions and subsequently the structure of production. Recently, the crops of. economic signiﬁcance dominate and Czechia exports raw materials as e.g., cereals and oil crops, and imports, mainly fruits, vegetables and processed food. Poland has become an important producer and exporter of agricultural products in Europe (fruits, meat). But this is rather an issue of scale than of gaining eﬃciency. Poland is less eﬃcient in the case of its share of inputs per outputs of energy ﬂows with 21% while Czechia is 17%. Final.EROI is stable in both countries. In Czechia, it is slightly improving from 0.6 in 1993 to 1 in 2012, while in Poland, the FEROI is stagnating around 0.6. The External Final EROI has slightly improved in Czechia from 2.8 to 3.8, while in Poland, it has been continuously decreasing from 2.6 to 2.2. The Internal Final EROI shows a declining share of the biomass reused in Czechia: from 0.8 to 1.4, while keeping its volumes in Poland at the value of 0.8.
|Projekt||Dlouhodobý koncepční rozvoj výzkumné organizace|
|Oddělení||Technologie a technika chovu hospodářských zvířat|
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