The analysis of the land use of the homesteads of former manors | Land Portal

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December 2016
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From the old times Lithuanian manors were the main centres of diplomacy, administration and culture. The applied land reforms, war and post-war periods and changing regimes altered the structures of the manors; their owners and users changed as well. The number of homesteads of manors and their territory highly decreased. During various periods of time more than 150 manors were present in the current territory of Panevėžys district municipality. The aim of the research is to analyse the land use of the least researched homesteads of former manors in 1923 and 2016. Six homesteads of former manors that are located in Panevėžys district have been analysed. The research has revealed that a great amount of small land lots aggravates the farming conditions and does not allow the rational land use. Certainly, this problem is solved partially by renting or selling the land to the owners of the adjacent land lots. Land consolidation would help to pass beneficial decisions for the land use. In the recent years, due to the initiatives of state institutions and individual people a fair part of homesteads of manors are being rebuilt and adjusted to the use of society.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Gurskiene, V., Aleksandras Stulginskis Univ., Akademija, Kauno reg. (Lithuania)
Cirvinskiene, A., Aleksandras Stulginskis Univ., Akademija, Kauno reg. (Lithuania)
Parsova, V., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia)

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