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prof.h.c. doc. Ing. Natália Turčeková, PhD.
Identification number: 1651
University e-mail: natalia.turcekova [at]
associate professor CSc./PhD. - Department of Economics (FEM)
dekanát - centrum - Faculty of Economics and Management
Vice-dean - Faculty of Economics and Management

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Type of thesis: Dissertation thesis
Thesis title:Environmental Implications of Agriculture in Bio-Economy Context
Written by (author): Ing. Tatiana Bullová, PhD.
Department: Department of Economics (FEM)
Thesis supervisor: prof.h.c. doc. Ing. Natália Turčeková, PhD.
Opponent 1:prof. Ing. Ján Gaduš, PhD.
Opponent 2:Dr. Oksana Ryabchenko, PhD.
Opponent 3:Dr. h. c. prof. Dr. Wim Johannes Maria Heijman
Final thesis progress:Final thesis was successfully defended.

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Language of final thesis:English

Slovak        English

Title of the thesis:Environmental Implications of Agriculture in Bio-Economy Context
Summary:Despite of being considered as the green industry, the fact is that sector of agriculture together with forestry and fishery, belongs to the major producers of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in European Union (EU) (~12% of overall GHG emissions). On the other hand, there is a significant space for cost-effective emissions mitigation options. Thus the primary sector represents one of the major potentials in context of low-carbon, resource efficient and low-emissions economy. This dissertation aims to depict the term bio-economy with emphasis put on the role of agriculture in scope of this new scientific discipline. Practical part is dealing with environmental implications of agriculture, discusses the environmental performance of agriculture in EU and deals with inpact of crop production under the conditions of the Slovak republic. To quantify the agri-environmental performance of EU member states the data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used in order to evaluate the sustainable development of agriculture in countries of EU. Consequently, the bio-economical effects of agriculture are quantified using the integrated modeling framework (IMF) developed by Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna BOKU and applied in the case study of Slovak agriculture. IMF combines bio-physical and economic optimization models to identify opportunity costs of agricultural production choices and crops cultivation as well as environmental outcomes. The aim of IMF is to quantify and evaluate the implications of crop production cultivated by various management practices from economical and environmental point.
Key words:crop production, economic potential, agriculture, agri-environmental performance, environmental outcomes, economic and bio-physical optimization

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