EPRS Admin By / April 17, 2014

The distribution of agricultural farms according to surface classification

The distribution of agricultural farms according to surface classification

The distribution of agricultural farms according to surface classification

The map shows the distribution of agricultural farms according to surface classification as follows:

Small: up to 5 ha
Medium: between 5 and 50 ha
Big: more than 50 ha

In twelve predominantly southern and eastern regions small farms represent more than 90% of all farms (from Romania to Portugal through Greece, Italy and Bulgaria), whilst they are less than 5% of overall farm numbers in Sjælland, Midtjylland and Nordjylland in Denmark, Niedersachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bayern in Germany and in the British regions of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, West Midlands and Northern Ireland.


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