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Author(s): Władysława Łuczka

Title: Organic Farming Development Following the Accession to the European Union: the Polish Experience

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, 1021-1034

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: This paper discusses the changes in Polish organic farming, with particular focus on changes in the number and area of organic farms, area structure and processing volumes. The timeframes of this study are the period of the Poland’s membership in the European Union, i.e. 2004-2016. The analysis was based on IFOAM data and Polish organic agriculture reports published biannually by the General Agricultural and Food Quality Inspection (GIJHARS). This paper notes that the 2004-2016 period witnessed a quantitative growth of organic farming, as reflected by a dynamic increase in the area of organic farmland and in the number of farms. In the last three years, a decline in the area of organic agricultural land has been recorded due to changes in the conditions of environmental payments. In 2014-2015, a large part of farms discontinued their organic farming activities due to lack of production activities and market links. In Poland, despite a highly dynamic increase in organic farmland area and in the number of farms, the organic production and processing volumes continue to be low.

Keywords: European Union, Poland, organic farming, organic production, changes

JEL Classification: E23, Q01, Q57, Q 32, Q56

Rights:Open Access :: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Licence
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