Mgr. Tomáš Zavadil

Tomáš Zavadil

Study programme: General Issues in Geography

Thesis title:  Significance of family farms for landscape and society in Czechia

Supervisor: RNDr. Vít Jančák, PhD.

Main section: Ph.D. students
E-mail: ahzk995j0eMk.Z8a77c-X_5a75py3
Department: General Issues in Geography

Thematic research group: LUCC Czechia

Thesis title:  Significance of family farms for landscape and society in Czechia

Funding: Self 

Begun: October 2020

 

Qualifications

2017 - 2020 Landscape and Society, Faculty of Science, Charles University

2014 - 2017 Demography with Social Geography, Faculty of Science, Charles University

 

Research

My research is focused on the role of family farms in the current society and landscape in Czechia. First of all, I’m going to find a definition of family farms and then I’ll analyze the influence of family farms on the environment and society in Czechia. In the case of the environment, my main focus is land use and family farms. In the case of society, my main focus is the economy (role of family farms in employment, etc.) and the relation between family farms and regional development in general. Another important aspect of my work is the regional differentiation of the family farm’s influence as well as the difference between the role of family farms and other types of agricultural subjects (like cooperative farms or agricultural holdings). For a detailed analysis of my topic, I’m going to make a case study in different regions in Czechia, where mainly qualitative methods like interviews with the farmers will be used.

 

External activities

Part time worker in the Association of Private Farming of the Czech Republic