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Ownership in agriculture

Many small but viable farms, passed down from one generation to the next – that is the basis of a sustainable land structure in Europe. The dominance of large estates, however, typically gives rise to unsustainable, industrialised, fuel, chemicals and import-intensive agricultural practices with a low employment potential.

The figures indicate a process of unhealthy developments in the land structure under the Orbán administration: continued increase in land concentration, less small and more large farms. These trends further deformed an already distorted and unsustainable land structure. According to former Minister of Agriculture in the Antall administration, Bertalan Andrásfalvy, the  land structure thus created reflects conditions in colonial times.

Number of enterprises and individual farmers

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