The impact of land integration for agricultural development in mountain areas

key words: land integration, agricultural areas, mountainous areas


The problem with the economy in rural areas requires urgent studies of model. Threats impeding and slowing down their development leading to progres-sive degradation of agricultural land and the impoverishment of the rural commu-nity. Of special interest are mountain areas due to environmental resources. Oc-curring in these areas difficult climatic conditions and the terrain is definitely not conducive to the development of agriculture. These areas require the preparation of the current development concepts. One of the proposals targeting rural development could be tourism and recreation. Favored by suitable climatic conditions and natural and rich in scenic and cultural values.
This paper attempts to present the importance of land integration in mountain areas. Land integration does not address fully the essential problems in this area. Required to perform changes in the function rural areas. Development strategy set out in the community tasks are not properly implemented in these areas.
The forecast land integration shown on the example of a mountain village located in the district of Nowy Targ voivodship. The village is characterized by a high fragmentation of land. The average farm size is approximately 5 ha of agricultural land and consists of approximately 42 lots with an average area of 11 acres.


Ostrowska R. 2012. The impact of land integration for agricultural development in mountain areas. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2012/ 01 (3 (Sep 2012))