Lucia Palšová – Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia

Dominika Čeryová – Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia

Zina Machničová – Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia

Keywords:                  Protection of agricultural soil;
Agricultural land withdrawals;
Sustainable agriculture


Abstract: Policymakers, scientists or academic experts agree on the necessi­ty of agricultural soil concerning different areas (e.g. rural sustainability, and so on). In response to the above, the EU is therefore taking various measures in the form of concrete strategies for the protection of agricultural soil. The main aim of the paper was to analyse the current state of agricultural soil and its de­velopment in the territory of Slovakia, with a special emphasis on the investi­gation of agricultural soil withdrawals for non-agricultural purposes. The re­sults of regression and correlation analysis showed a statistically significant dependence between the purpose and several quality groups of withdrawn soil in Slovakia. The most common purposes of soil withdrawals were housing and industry which have a demonstrable impact on the constant decrease of agricultural soil. In conclusion, the authors proposed a complex of systematic measures to reduce the volume of agricultural soil withdrawals.

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Palšová, L., Čeryová, D., & Machničová, Z. (2023). Efficiency of Agricultural Soil Withdrawals – Case of Slovakia. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 417-427). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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