Economic aspects of agriculture production with ecological methods in the Świętokrzyskie province

key words: ecological farming, economic aspects, changes and threats of development, certified farms

Summary:

Polish agriculture produces mainly on the basis of the extensive methods, what results in threefold decrease in mineral fertilizer consumption and sevenfold in pesticide consumption in comparison to OECD countries. All the conditions are conducive to keep farms employing the ecological methods in the course of production.
Presently, a growing interest in this sort of production is observed, as a result of subsidiaries system implementation.
Environmentally friendly agriculture constitutes ecologically, economically and socially system, which does not overburden the environment and is independent from external expenditure. Furthermore, such a system creates conditions favourable and function in a new market reality.
This article presents economic aspects and the changes and the threats to the development of the environmentally friendly agriculture in the Świętokrzyskie Province.

Citation:

Pałka E. 2005. Economic aspects of agriculture production with ecological methods in the Świętokrzyskie province. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2005/ 1