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Kompetencje rolników a efektywność ekonomiczna gospodarstw – przestrzenne konteksty relacji = Farmers’ competences and economic efficiency of farms – spatial contexts of the relationship


Studia Obszarów Wiejskich = Rural Studies, t. 57


Czapiewski, Konrad Ł. : Autor Affiliation ORCID



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knowledge ; educational level ; commodity ; agriculture ; Poland


Today, knowledge is a fundamental development factor in all sectors of the economy, including agriculture. However, the specific nature of agriculture affects farmers’ opportunities to acquire knowledge due to their reduced mobility. Due to the surface character of agriculture, and the point and concentrated nature of traditional sources of knowledge, they have difficult access to them. The aim of this study is to analyse the relationship between the level of farmers’ qualifications and the economic efficiency of the farms they manage. This relationship is presented at four spatial and structural scales: (1) European Union, (2) Poland in the whole population of farms, (3) Poland in the population of the most marketable farms, (4) Poland in the diversified population of farms. On the basis of the conducted analyses, it can be stated that regardless of the spatial scale of the research, a general and strong regularity has been confirmed: the economic effects of farm activities (or, more broadly, their economic potential) are correlated with the level of education of people who work or manage them. Not forgetting the great influence on economic condition of farms of such factors as agrarian structure, dominant form of land use, level of specialization, agroecological conditions or physical size of farms, it should be clearly emphasized that knowledge is currently one of the key factors conditioning high management efficiency in agriculture.


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Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

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Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.





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