(Article of book en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

The changes in and the spatial patterns of Polish agriculture

published at : Alternatives for European rural areas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Although the contribution of agricultural production to national income decreased from 58% in 1947 to 3.3% in 2001, Polish agriculture still provides employment to roughly 20% of the total of persons employed in the country. Average size of individual farms increased from 7.2 hectares in 1990 to 8 hectares in 2001. Worsening of the profitability of agricultural production at the beginning of 1990s (the loss of eastern markets), liquidation of state farming, increase of fallow areas, and a marked fall of funds in farm investments entailed a collapse in crop production, in animal breeding (especially in cattle raising) and in agricultural production as a whole. Gross agricultural production showed in 2000 the decrease by 12.4% in comparison with its level in 1990. - (BJ)



ISBN : 83-86815-98-1, 83-87954-41-1

Editor : European rural development network, Institute of agricultural and food economics, Institute of geography and spatial organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw - POLOGNE (2003)

Millesime : 2003 [pp. 123-136]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.




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