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The influence of the level of urbanization on the income structure of Slovenian family farms For the greater percentage of Slovenian family farms the agriculture is not the main activity and consequently also not the main source of income. The proximity of employments and economic diversification in rural areas and near urban centers allow better access to the non-agricultural income sources. With this article we wanted to verify the hypothesis that the share of income from agriculture is lower in urbanized areas and the other way round - its share is higher in less urbanized areas. For the analyses we used Slovenian Agricultural Census 2000 data.

The purpose of this paper is to present the intense land-use changes in the Karst region and the surrounding karst areas, and the reasons for them. People first thoroughly cleared the previously forested landscape, and then in the nineteenth century planned reforestation began. Along with the great political and socioeconomic changes, uncontrolled spontaneous afforestation predominated in the area following the Second World War. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, predominantly low-quality forest already covered two-thirds of the Karst region. Afforestation has an important impact on the area's development potentials and is - or rather should be - an unavoidable factor in both planning and directing spatial development.

Gasperic P.,Geografski Institute Antona Melika
Geografski Obzornik | Year: 2013

Cartography at the time of the Illyrian Provinces: Example of reading an old map In 2013, two hundred years have passed since the end of the Illyrian Provinces. After four years the French domination was over, but the consequences were not so short-termed. Among other things, the southeastern part of Europe was showed a different, more enlightened political and social regulation. This was also reflected in cartography. The Slovenian territory with Ljubljana represented a short-term but significant geopolitical center. As a result, our territory appeared on the maps more frequently and contributed to the implementation of modern cartography at that time.

Sustainable rural development has become one of the main objectives of the common European agricultural policy (CAP). Due to the voluntary nature of CAP's measures, its success strongly depends on farmers' environmental awareness. Some studies indicate a relatively limited share of farmers whose decisions to implement environmentally friendly agricultural practices are made solely on the basis of their moral duty to contribute to the sustainable rural development. Despite the main beneficiaries of the CAP, farmers strongly criticize the policy, which does not tackle their problems entirely.Farmers' mistrust in the CAP reveals the lack of legitimacy, which has already been recognized by the European Union. The solution which could solve this challenge is the implementation of a participatory process in policy making. © 2014 Zveza geografov Slovenije. All Rights reserved.

Tiran J.,Geografski Institute Antona Melika
Geografski Vestnik | Year: 2013

Population density is a quantity often used for the purposes of various evaluations and comparisons. Based on the gross density, the net density and the weighted density calculations for the ten largest Slovenian settlements, the influence of the method selection is demonstrated on the population density values. The results show that population density should be calculated based on inhabited areas and that the manner of calculations may drastically influence the population density values.

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