The article analyses the development and the current capacity utilization factors of a production in the Slovak agrarian sector and its competitiveness after entry of the Slovak Republic into the European Union. The analysis of the group of firms, operating in the best climate and agricultural conditions, showed the great differentiation in performance and utilization of the production factors, especially the amplifying factors. In 2003 almost half of the firms were in loss, and many are threatened with the destruction after entry to the European Union. Agrarian sector needs new strategic solution as modernization of the production capacities, conformity of the production structure and demands, integration into the multinational production sale verticals, development of the ecological production and the alternative activities.
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