Importance of EU funds for development of family farms: example Krapina-Zagorje County

Jajtić, Kristina (2016) Importance of EU funds for development of family farms: example Krapina-Zagorje County. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

Krapina-Zagorje County is predominantly rural area where agriculture is no longer the dominant activity. However, most households are still engaged in agriculture over family farms which have doubled in the last ten years. Although people with significant income from agriculture live in central and western municipalities, most family farms are located in the central settlements of economically and demographically dynamic municipalities. The relatively low level of education, relatively high age of farmers, small plots of the land, the minimum number of members and the spatial concentration in urban areas reduce the role of family farms in the development of the rural periphery. Therefore, IPARD, EAFRD and EAGF, European Union funds, due to lower development of rural settlements and lack of funding have the role of initiator and/or support of the family farm, and thus the rural development. Utilization of the funds from 2007 to 2016 was minimal, but it is especially important because users are mostly from typical rural areas where the agricultural activity is trying to convey to the younger members of the family farm and thereby stop the abandonment of agriculture and the exodus of young people.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: agriculture, Krapina -Zagorje, family farms, funds, IPARD, EAFRD, rural areas, development, the European Union
Supervisor: Lukić, Aleksandar
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 31
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 11:13
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5058

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