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Author(s): Monika Wojcieszak, Elżbieta Goryńska-Goldmann

Title: Support of Quality Systems for Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs from European Funds

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 557-572

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: The paper's objective is to characterize the selected programs supporting the creation of quality systems and to analyze the use of such programs by agricultural and food enterprises. The key aspect of the operation of the activity "Quality Systems for Agricultural Products and Food Products" is to reduce the manufacturers' shortcomings and the risk of threats to human life and health. The participation of an agricultural producer in a specific quality system increases the added value of the basic agricultural product. The community and domestic food quality systems used in Poland were considered in detail. The paper notes the support for the EU and domestic quality systems as a part of subsidies from EU funds. The desk research method was used. The results were supplemented by the author's own knowledge and experience. The empirical data come from, among else, reports, public statistics documents and the unpublished data from ARMA, a government agency. The market of high quality products was observed to grow, increasingly dynamically, in Poland and in EU states. Organic farming, protected designation of origin and protected geographical indication were found to be the most popular systems within the EU food quality systems. Integrated plant production dominates among the domestic food quality support systems.The presented literature review indicates that competition among food producers has moved to a qualitative sphere. Competing for the consumer based on guaranteed quality of products requires additional financial investment and is much more difficult than just using simple cost-price advantages. Polish producers have to face increasing competition from the foreign producers. Information on food quality systems cause positive development in the food market and enlarge the share of high quality products market.

Keywords: food quality systems, competitiveness, support, EU funds

JEL Classification: R19, D20, O10, G28

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