The Czech Public’s Opinion on Food Self-Provisioning and Gardening – Food 2021


A large part of the special ‘Food 2021’ survey focused on the topic of food self-provisioning and growing food in the garden. Three-fifths (59%) of people at least sometimes prepare preserves at home and around one-third (35%) of people at least sometimes bake their own bread at home. Almost one-half (49%) of people grow food in their garden, and 6% do so in their flat or on their balcony.

One-half (50%) of people regularly work, i.e. at least once a month, in a garden or allotment (in season), 29% forage for mushrooms, wild berries, or herbs, and 19% raise livestock.

More than two-fifths (42%) of respondents believe that there has been no change in their household’s food self-provisioning in the present compared to ten years ago.