Pavel Kotyza

Pavel Kotyza
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague | CULS · Department of Economics

Ph.D.
Working on: Erasmus+ VISYFARM project

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Introduction
The member of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Author of international journal papers in the area of Agricultural policy reforms, Rural development, Cooperative / Colaborative activities in farming, value added creation in agriculture. Is a successful applicant in Erasmus+ Strategic partnership in higher education grant with 8 international partners focused on viability of small farms managed by young farmer (VISYFARM).
Additional affiliations
October 2014 - present
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2010 - May 2015
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Field of study
  • Sector Economics and Economics of Enterprises
September 2008 - June 2010
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Field of study
  • Economic and Management
September 2007 - January 2008
University of Veliko Tarnovo
Field of study
  • Erasmus exchange

Publications

Publications (47)
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Dairy production plays an important role in EU economy and its transition has a role in achieving the Farm to Fork Strategy´s goals. Green Deal is aimed to more sustainable food systems, contributing to better climate change keeping the high standard of livestock sector. Productivity in this sector can be expected to be one of the key benchmarks. T...
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The European Union dairy processing sector has an important position and role in processing food and drinks in EU28 concerning the share of turnover, value-added, and employment. Its products belong to the most imported and exported items, mainly in EU countries. The article aims to evaluate the competitiveness of the EU milk market with respect to...
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The increasing volume and value of food waste is a huge threat to achieving sustainable development, food market stability, human population growth, and people’s well-being. Considering that consumers are responsible for a large degree of food waste, the current study looks at the problem of household food waste from the perspective of both food pr...
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Today, only around 20% of the water resources available in Georgia are used for fish farming. This means that the freshwater aquaculture VC has the potential to increase production, ensure incomes for the VC actors and contribute to the country food security and protein intake. Effective decentralised water management is needed to preserve the qual...
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Innovation and sustainable development have become buzzwords in the 21st century with the idea of creative destruction launched by Joseph Alois Schumpeter being the base for evolutionary economics. However, new institutional economics helps to understand the necessity of support provided to entrepreneurs and innovators by science and administration...
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The objective of the article is to identify the groups of regions characterised by a similar level of human capital determinants and investigate the relationship between cluster-based human capital determinants and economic development. We analyse key demographic, health, educational, labour, technological, and cultural determinants of human capita...
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The countryside aging is widely considered European problem. The same could be observed at the level of farms, where in several European countries farming population is getting statistically older. Thus, this paper aims to define the main aspects of the young farmer support policies and programmes applied in the Czech Republic. Also, in addition, w...
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Supporting reestablishment of producer organisations has been an issue in many post-socialistic countries. The paper analyses public support in Czechia, Poland and Slovakia and the effects provided public support had. EU supported policy of the period 2004 - 2006 and 2007 - 2013 are taken into consideration. Our preliminary results show, that the p...
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Although the EU and the USA are the largest players in the global agricultural market, there are only a few up-to-date comparative studies concerning their agricultural potential and performance. No comprehensive study covering all individual EU member states in relation to the USA has been provided so far. Considering that in the light of the last...
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Agricultural commodities strengthened their position on the financial and commodity market during the 21st century. At the same time, however, the agricultural-oriented commodity market has been suffering due to a high degree of price fluctuation. Significant price fluctuations are typical in this respect, especially in times of uncertainty and per...
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Securitization of the agricultural commodity market has accelerated since the beginning of the 21st century, particularly in the times of financial market uncertainty and crisis. Sugar belongs to the group of important agricultural commodities. The global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial increase in the stock mark...
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The project for the transformation of Polish sugar industry was established shortly before the accession to the EU, i.e. during the preparation of Poland’s entry to the single market. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa (KSC) was officially established in 2003 and initially included 27 sugar factories; the gradual restructuring led to the closure of 20 of these...
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The Polish Sugar producer Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa (KSC) was established as a political project with the aim to concentrate and transform a large number of state sugar refineries and counterbalance foreign capital operating in the Polish sugar production. Along with the establishment of the KSC, a future ownership model of the company was declared, w...
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In the Czech Republic, and possibly in many other eastern European countries, organic production still has potential for further growth. Over the past three decades, organic farming has become an essential alternative to farming practices. An increase was observed among acreage, the number of farms, and also consumer spending on organic production....
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Food industry in European union is an important sector concerning share of turnover, number of employees, gross value added on the whole manufacturing sector. Importance of this food provider in each EU country is different. This article aims to point out the main trends, key aspect, problems and challenges of the EU food industry also from the per...
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The sugar industry is currently facing a number of changes. Structural changes affecting its character can be observed in a number of Western, Central and Eastern European coun­tries. Significant changes can be seen in the case of EU members, in particular those that have undergone a number of sugar policy reforms over the past two decades, which h...
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The recent outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has made a significant impact on the global financial markets. The aim of this paper is to assess the short-term reaction of the Visegrad countries’ financial markets to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Visegrad Group is a political alliance of four Central European countries, namely Czechia, Hungary, Polan...
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The agrarian structure in Poland is dominated by small farms; the large share of these is a result of historical consequences. The economy has pushed small farms toward economic efficiency, which in farming often translates into increasing the scale of production. The primary objective of this research was to present the directions of the changes i...
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The Czech Republic (Czechia) and Poland belong among major beet sugar producers in the Central European region. From a European point of view, it is necessary to mention the long-term trend of improvement in beet production in the Czech Republic and Poland. The main objective of the presented paper is to identify the main differences in sugar beet...
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In Central and Eastern Europe countries, the sugar industry has undergone a number of structural changes in the post-communist era, especially after accession into the EU in 2004, which implemented a sugar market reform in 2006 and then ended the sugar quota system in 2017. From a long-term perspective, EU sugar industry is undergoing a rapid devel...
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Public support is inseparably connected to the Europe Union Common Agriculture Policy. Over the years it developed and transformed toward environmentally oriented policy. In relation to Brexit and new EU challenges (security, border protection), the CAP support is discussed to be reduced. According to the most recent proposals, the largest farmers...
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After the EU 2006 policy reform, EU sugar industry was undergoing fascinating development. The main aim of the contribution was to compare, how changes influenced sugar beet producers in the Czech Republic and Poland. In Poland, farmers were able to increase the average size of cultivated land while number of farmers decreased by 70%, yields and su...
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International trade plays an important role in Polish sugar industry. Between 2000 and 2017, the volume of sugar exports oscillated between 350 and 700 thousand tons. The average value of exports during the monitored period recorded an annual increase of 5.3%. The value of exports increased from about EUR 100 million to approximately EUR 240 millio...
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The main aims of the article are: 1) defining the changes of energy costs in farms focused on milk production and further divided according to their economic size in Poland and other selected EU countries between 2005 and 2016; 2) analysis of electricity and fuel (diesel) costs in Polish dairy farms between 2005 and 2016; 3) characterisation and ev...
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Poland and its sugar market represent a very specific phenomenon among the countries producing beet sugar. Sugar production as such is relatively high in relation to other European countries and Poland also has significant export capacities. The objective of this paper is to identify the basic trends and specific characteristics of Polish sugar ind...
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Collective cooperation in rural areas is not just a phenomenon of the past. Marketing cooperatives in the agricultural sector are debated worldwide. At a time when the Poland had joined the EU, that is, fifteen years after the beginning of the process of economic transformation, cooperation among producers despite various support from both national...
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This article deals with the development of self-sufficiency in selected commodities (sugar, rape, sunflower) for "V4" countries. The data are used for the period 2006-2016 and are drawn from particular statistical offices, or from individual commodity balances, the database F.O. Licht was used for sugar. Self-sufficiency was calculated according to...
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Cooperation between entities can be the basis for improved competitiveness. The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were able to draw on EU funds to support the formation of producer groups. Main objective was to investigate whether the funds have led to an increase of value added of products placed on the market. In the Czech Republic and the S...
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The study attempts to assess the economic performance of small farms in the European Union. A small farm was defined in accordance with the methodology used by Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN), with economic size from 8 ths. up to 25 ths. euro. The conducted analysis indicates a significant differentiation in the resources possessed (land, labo...
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Poland, and its sugar market, represents very specific phenomenon among countries producing primarily sugar from sugar beet. Polish sugar production is relatively high in comparison to other European countries and have not negligible export potential. Main aim of presented contribution is to identify main trends and important specifics connected to...
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Collective cooperation in rural areas is not just a phenomenon of the past. Marketing cooperatives in the agricultural sector are hotly debated worldwide. The main benefits of collective actions can include the benefits of size, sharing of knowledge and information, effective solution of local problems. To support collective actions the governments...
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The sugar industry, as one of the most regulated food industries in the EU, has been given great challenge due to the sugar quota elimination in 2017. Both in the Czech Republic and Poland, sugar industry underwent significant transformation over last 20 years and mainly after the EU accession. Due to EU’s 2006 sugar reform led to significant reduc...
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Collective cooperation in rural areas is not just a phenomenon of the past. Marketing cooperatives in the agricultural sector are hotly debated worldwide. In Europe, they played a key role in rural development in the first half of the twentieth century and currently they are no less important in developing countries. The importance of marketing coo...
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Although Czech Republic and Poland were part of the eastern Soviet bloc before 1989, system of agriculture production was different. Different historical development has effect on today’s structure of agricultural production. Polish agriculture is characterised by high share of individual producers in the sector working on small plots. Individual p...
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After the EU accession agriculture in Visegrad countries went through difficult times, sometimes called 2 phase of agricultural transformation. Production patterns changed as well as changed self-sufficiency in particular products. And because world loose agricultural land constantly, not only due to urbanisation processes, food availability and se...
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This article focuses on trends in the consumption of basic food commodities in Visegrad countries (V4). The main aim is to identify differences in food commodity consumption and define trends among selected food commodities. Are there differences in consumption in individual countries? How consumers changed their habits in observed countries during...
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This article compares the rate of self-sufficiency of selected types of meat (beef, pork, and poultry) in the Visegrad countries. The data are obtained from Eurostat and from national statistical offices of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The rate of self-sufficiency is evaluated for the time period 2003-2013 and its results are c...
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National level of self-sufficiency of EU member states is not from the perspective national agricultural policies as important as in countries outside the EU as there exists Common Agriculture Policy. Measuring national rate of self-sufficiency clearly depict level of competitiveness, as in countries with low level of self-sufficiency usually the c...
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After the Czech Republic entered the European Union, Horizontal Rural Development Plan offered to newly established producer groups financial support. 208 groups were registered and supported due to wrongly prepared legislation. The main aim of this contribution is to define, whether it is possible to classify effects of the programme from public s...
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Ten countries that have joined the European Union in 2004, had a chance to use EU rural development instruments for support of establishment new producer groups of agricultural producers between 2004 and 2006. Both analysed countries (Czech Republic and Slovakia) have used the opportunity and co-financed programme that aimed on supporting establish...
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Being a member of the EU, today the Czech Republic is not entirely dependent on domestic production of food and farming commodities. Since borders inside the EU are open, particular commodities can flow without any tariffmeasures. But food self-sufficiency belongs to internal factors of national security and therefore it deserves sufficient attenti...
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Between 2000 – 2007, total production area has increased in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately all local hemp processing plants stopped its regular activities and total production areas started to decrease subsequently. Rakovnik region is one of few places where hemp production sustained. Because of sustained production, economics of hemp production...

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