One of the biggest agriculture problems in the Southern and South-East Poland (although it applies in a smaller scale also the other regions of the country) is an excessive fragmentation of farm grounds, combined with their relatively small surface. A large number of cultivated plots, which are characterized by a small surface and often unfavorable shape, in practice makes it impossible to conduct a profitable agricultural production.
The presented article introduces the results of the grounds fragmentation analysis for the Myślenicki administrative district, which is located in the southern part of Małopolska voivodeship. For the research purposes 246 thousand plots had been analysed. This enabled the ranking compilation of all parts of the district, due to the value of the proposed indicator, which apart from plot surface, contains also the farm areas structure and plots belonging to individual registered groups.
Identification of the areas with excessively fragmented land structure is one of the elements of land consolidation programming process, for which the provincial government is responsible. The proposed solutions may constitute an important element in enabling the detailed diagnosis of the status of the existing spatial structure in rural areas.
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