Multifunctional utilization of agricultural land for bionergy production in context of economy's food satisfaction level

Veselá, Adriana and Kuzma, František: Multifunctional utilization of agricultural land for bionergy production in context of economy's food satisfaction level. Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia 1-2. pp. 137-143. (2012)

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The main role of agriculture production in economy is to produce food commodities in order to ensure the food safety. In this context agriculture ensures the production function. The European Union in context of The European model of multifunctional agriculture declares the multifunctional agriculture land utilization. The one of the alternative multifunctional agriculture land utilization is the alternative land utilization for non-food bioenergy production. From the viewpoint of production input, agricultural land is the main production input for food and also non-food crop commodities. There are different approaches from domestic and foreign authors about food versus nonfood energy agricultural land utilization. The main discussed fact is the limited character of agricultural land. Already in ideas of classic economist the land has been considered as limited production source. The main goal of the article is to determine the potentially available agriculture land for energy crops cultivation in context of multifunctional agricultural land utilization at required food sufYiecient level in Slovak economy. The multiple regression model is applied in order to model the agriculture land area available for non-food bioenergy production at different food satisfaction levels. The model is used to determine the available potential of cereal cultivated most productive agricultural land, which is primary utilized for main food production and secondary according to model scenarios could be potentially available for non-food biomass production. Cereals are the main food commodities in and also are considered to be one of the main food commodities cultivated as energy commodities in conditions of Slovak Republic suitable for biofuels production. We assume: a) primary with food agricultural land utilization - especially most productive land for main food commodities cultivation and b) secondary with potential alternative non-food biomass cultivation on surplus of agricultural land, after reaching the required food satisfaction level of economy. In context of the Model of multifunctional agriculture we consider with two main factors limiting the availability of biomass sources from agriculture - the food satisfaction level of the economy and the multifunctional utilization of agricultural land as the main production factor of energy non-food biomass cultivation. According to The Agrarian and food policy of Slovak Republic the food satisfaction level is at minimum level of 90 %.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2012
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 137-143
ISSN: 1788-6392
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Közgazdaságtudomány, Mérnöki tudományok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 143. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:24
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 04. 11:23

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