Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

Denmark has fewer but larger farms

The number of farms in Denmark has dropped by 50 per cent over the past 20 years.

Gem til liste

There are fewer farms in Denmark, but the farms that are here are getting bigger.

According to the latest figures from Statistics Denmark, one in five Danish farms – some 8,000 – had at least 100 hectares of grain, rapeseed, hay or other crops last year compared with one in twenty farms with at least 100 hectares 20 years ago.

Denmark had a total of 40,700 farms in 2011, a 3.4 per cent drop on 2010. This compares with 77,000 farms 20 years ago.

Although farms are getting bigger, Denmark still has many small and medium-sized ones – some 22,300 farms have less than 30 hectares.

The figures also look at water use and irrigation across Denmark, finding that Jutland farms and nurseries tend to water their crops more than in eastern and central parts of the country.

Some 13 per cent of farms in Denmark watered their crops last year – three per cent of eastern Denmark farmers watered, five per cent of Funen farmers watered, while the figure for Jutland farmers was 18 per cent.

FACEBOOK – Follow Politiken’s News in English

PolitikenPlus
  • And Den lå i vejkanten og er fotograferet i lyset af Martin Lehmanns billygter. Smuk var den. Og helt stille.

    Pluspris 1.300 kr. Alm. pris 1.495 kr. Køb
  • Frilandsand til jul Ænderne går frit rundt på beplantede græsarealer og har adgang til frisk vand og kan søge skygge under træerne. De fodres med majs og korn og ellers spiser de, hvad de finder af vegetation udendørs.

    Pluspris 325 kr. Alm. pris 400 kr. Køb
  • Juletræstog til Rosendal Besøg den hyggelige gård Rosendal i Nordsjælland og vend hjem med højt julehumør og selvfældet træ.

    Pluspris fra 168 kr. Alm. pris fra 168 kr. Køb
  • Spil: Blitz Blitz er et lysende hurtigt bestsellerspil, der vindes af den, som hurtigst kan aflæse kortene og snuppe den rigtige genstand.

    Pluspris 160 kr. Alm. pris 200 kr. Køb
  • Chips Der sker altid noget, når man fokuserer på individet.

    Pluspris 800 kr. Alm. pris 920 kr. Køb