Agricultural land lease in Slovakia. A low risk factor for farmers?

Slovakia has a very specific structure of ownership and lease of agricultural lands. 20% of the agricultural land is owned by so called “unknown owners”. The Slovak State is aware that these lands used to be owned by private people. However, contact with these owners or their heirs was mostly lost during WWII and the communist era. These 20% are managed by the Slovak State, that itself also owns 5% of the agriculture lands. The remaining 75% is owned by known private and corporate owners (including the Catholic Church).
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