The Relationship Between Agricultural Holdings and Municipalities

DOI 10.7160/aol.2024.160109
No 1/2024, March
pp. 105-116

Šimpachová Pechrová, M. and Šimpach, O. (2024) "The Relationship Between Agricultural Holdings and Municipalities", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 105-116. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2024.160109.


The aim of the paper is to assess the differences in opinions on relation of agricultural holdings (agri-holdings) and the municipalities. Whether the relationship rating depended on the intensity of cooperation in particular area (social life, public benefit activities, ecological activities and strategic planning) was tested. The relationship was rated positively in majority of cases which helped to create social capital in the locality. Strong influence on it had sponsorship of the fire brigade (from point of view of agri-holdings). From the standpoint of municipalities, almost all activities were important. Better promotion of agri-holdings’ activities in all areas can be suggested as not all actions of agri-holdings were known to the representants of the municipality. Negative relationship was mainly due to the agri-holding damaging the environment. Hence, responsible behaviour is an important for the agri-holding reputation. The paper was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture (MZE-RO0922), Internal Research Project of IAEI no. 1117/2023.


Agricultural holding, social responsibility, municipality, relationship, social capital, stakeholder.


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