Title: Stan i przyszłość gospodarstw ekologicznych w drobnoobszarowym rolnictwie województwa małopolskiego = Innovation in fragmented agriculture on the example of organic farms in the Małopolskie Voivodship


Gil, Agnieszka

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Studia Obszarów Wiejskich = Rural Studies, t. 42



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The Małopolskie Voivodship is characterized by a very low concentration of agriculture, with slowly transforming structure and modernization of production methods. A large part of the smallest farms resign from conducting farming activity and managing animal husbandries. This leads to decreased effectiveness of the agricultural sector in the region and limits facilitation of the existing labor force, the resources of agricultural land and the capital involved in this sector. Nevertheless, innovative activities are undertaken in this region consisting in development of multifunctional agriculture and organizing ecological or agritourism farms or farms which manufacture agricultural products with traditional methods (regional products). In this thesis, the author has focused on organization and operation of ecological farms which amount to nearly 2 thousand in the Małopolskie Voivodship. They constitute 9% of ecological farms in the entire country. Their existence and fast development may be treated as a significant direction of agricultural transformations in the national scale. The paper includes an analysis of the quantitative dynamics of such farms, as well as a characteristics of preconditions for their development in various conditions, both in terms of natural environment and socio-economic aspects. Furthermore, the main issues related to production, sales and processing have been described. The author has also made an effort to present their perspective as one of the methods of revitalizing agriculture in the region. To a large extent, the thesis is based on the author’s own research conducted at the ecological farms operating in the Małopolskie Voiviodship.


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Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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

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Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund



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