Geografie 1987, 92, 124-133

Long-lasting Development of Agricultural Land Economy in CSR

Jiří Stehlík

Ústav pro práce na souhrnných prognózách soc. ekonom. rozvoje ČSR, Pod Zvonařkou 7, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia

Agricultural and arable and is considered the most important riches in CSR. Although in a world-wide comparison it has only a poor quality, the extent of the arable area is large enough to be self-sufficient in the supply of foodstaffs (with the aid of the import trade) besides other agricultural raw materials. The paper illustrates the state of agricultural land in CSR and SSR. Since World War 2nd, the extent of arable areas has been continuously diminishing. In future, on the other hand, it should increase. The paper treats also of the problem of the land quality and its areal reserves.