Slovakia, catching up but still behind production of crops in comparison with other EU member states

With the new agricultural policy from Brussels (CAP), being implemented as of 2014 (see also Blog of January), it is a good time to look at the level of production of some standard crops in Slovakia compared to other EU members. Since the revolution in 1991 the agricultural sector has seen drastic changes in ownership of agricultural companies and usage of technologies. Restructuring of the sector has resulted in an increase of production per ha. However, further restructuring and capitalisation is needed to bring the sector in line with other EU member states. The tables below clearly shows that with some crops Slovakia is catching up slowly (sugar beets, sunflower seeds, some cereals) but in other crops still lagging behind the other EU member states.
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