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Philipp Stöger (2012): Biomasse als Perspektive für bäuerliche Betriebe Untersuchung am Beispiel von Betrieben in der Region "Tullner Feld" - Niederösterreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 132. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
This paper is about the production and use of biomass and the associated opportunities for farms. In order to research these issues, a research through oral interviews were conducted with ten farms in the “Tullner Feld” region. During the analysis, four types of farms that are involved in biomass production were identified; each type confronted with different prospects. The findings for the four types are summarized as follows: If the area reduction programme is reintroduced in 2014, many farms will use these areas for farming biomass (assuming that this form of usage is permitted). The dominance of large farms and agro-industrial farms in this sector is a result of subsidized technical facilities and the value chain of the production. Hence, the agricultural sector is heavily intensified and this prevents sustainable farming. Small and middle-sized farms do not have to care about such developments because in contrast to large farms, they obtain less subsidies. If biomass is farmed according to the estimated potential (production of biomass on 25% of agricultural areas, on 23% economic pastureland and on 50% of extensive pastureland) until 2050, then food sovereignty will no longer be ensured in Austria. Today, estimates for the potential in this area are used strategically as arguments for the development in the area of the production and usage of biomass. Due to the one-sided perspective, this approach is flawed, hence municipal and regional development concepts for the agricultural region should be realized.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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