Czech Republic


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AGRICULTURE

 

The floods of 1997 damaged the lands of the Czech farmers. The country has a very large self-sufficient and diversified production. Moreover, the Czech farming sector needs reforms in order to prepare the country for a future entrance within the European Union. Apart from the farming sector, the forest sector is very important for the Czech Republic.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

10 226

Agricultural population

742

Non agricultural population

9 484

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

4 270 000

Irrigated surface area

24 000

Number of farms

42 250

Number of tractors

91 648

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Wheat 4145 820 5052
Sugar beet 3496 66 53311
Barley 2195 522 4210
Potatoes 1013 36 28109
Rapeseed 795 294 2702

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 12440
Rabbits and hares 5000
Pigs 2877
Cattle 1397
Turkeys 670

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
n.c. 0 23 801

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT