Corrections on optimising land parcel allocation to farms including distances between land parcels and farm homesteads

key words: agricultural farm, land parcel, and homestead area

Summary:

The aim of optimizing the allocation procedure of parcels to farms is to minimize distances between the lands and the farm buildings. Parcels allocated to farms using an optimized process of allocation are not clearly (unambiguously) determined. The allocation is of a highly random character, and, thus, adequate corrections should be applied. In the paper, three corrections are presented, which make it possible to obtain an optimal solution. The corrections deal with the unnecessary dislocation of parcels within farms, aim at reducing the number of parcels, and eliminate excessive increases in distances between the cultivated lands and the farm buildings. The corrections developed are exemplified by the case of a village of Wojków. In this village, upon the implemented corrections, the farms concerned still possess, to the highest possible extent, all the parcels they had prior to the optimization applied. Moreover, those farms consist of the fewest number of parcels and do not show unnecessary increase in the distances between their homestead areas and their lands. The corrected allotment procedures of parcels to farms could be usefully applied while determining a layout of parcels within farms in the blocks selected for the purpose of consolidating them, and, also, when the plans of interchanging parcels among the farms are developed for the purpose of situating the lands closer to homestead areas.

Citation:

Harasimowicz S., Janus J., Ostrągowska B. 2008. Corrections on optimising land parcel allocation to farms including distances between land parcels and farm homesteads. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2008/ 02