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Author(s): Justyna Pijanowska, Janusz Żmija

Title: Legal and Economic Aspects of the Development of Organic Farming in Poland in 2004-2016

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, 1293-1306

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: This study is dedicated to considerations on organic farming as well as the analysis of Polish legislation and the state and trends of organic farming development in Poland in 2004-2016. Organic farming is part of the idea of sustainable agriculture, where agricultural production takes into account the need to care for the natural environment (species health, care for the condition of waters and soils), as well as the needs of the people who run it (agricultural, i.e. economic and social). An analysis of the development trends of organic farming in Poland allowed to conclude that the number of agricultural producers and the area of ecological arable land increased within the indicated period of time, although the highest number was noted in 2013. However, in the indicated period, the number of entities dealing in the processing of organic farming products grew steadily. Given the regional disparities in the state of development of organic farming in Poland, it can be concluded that organic production does not yet dominate in those regions where small agricultural holdings are in great number, although in 2016 the highest number of entities included in the so-called organic agricultural holdings happen to be among such agricultural holdings.

Keywords: organic farms, sustainable agriculture

JEL Classification: Q01, Q12, Q13, K23, K32

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