Year 2016, Volume 1, Issue 3

Year : 2016
Volume : 1
Issue : 3
Authors : Wioletta WRZASZCZ, Józef St. ZEGAR
Abstract : Accession of Poland to the European Union (EU) has been connected with a number of benefits, but at the same time, the obligations have been imposed on the agricultural producers. Farmers are active economic units, that operate on the common european market, as well as they are beneficiaries of governmental support. Governmental programmes allowed to take part in measures directed to agricultural farms development. Farmers have been obliged to comply with European law and implementation of the desired production standards.Both regulations and governmental programs have determined the direction of agricultural holdings development. Especially in the last decade, organic farms make demanded and fast-growing form of environmental friendly agriculture. Organic methods use of agricultural production in accordance with soil, plants and animals requirements, taking care of the other environmental components. Organic farms fit in with the concept of sustainable development. According to this, organic production should at least not affect the ecosystems` sustainability and meet the economic purposes. The purpose of the article is evaluation of organic farms economics in Poland, taking into consideration influence of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). There were analysed production and economic condition of organic farms in comparison to all Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) farms. The research were conducted on the basis of indicator analysis, considering calculation reflected cost, production, economics and subsidies connected with the Common Agricultural Policy directed to farms. The analysis was based on FADN 2004 and 2013.
For citation : Wrzaszcz, W., Zegar, J. S. (2016). Significance of the common agricultural policy for organic farms economics in Poland. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 1. Issue No. 3. pp. 69-78. DOI:10.7251/AGRENG1603069W
Keywords : organic farms, farms` economics, sustainability, CAP, FADN, Poland
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