The directions of development of non-agricultural economic activities in rural areas in Poland

key words: non-agricultural activity, rural areas, directions of development

Summary:

Non-agricultural activities carried out in rural areas are thought to be
indispensable for their economic development. They are especially important to those farms that are situated in areas with unfavourable farming conditions.
The article presents an analysis of the development of non-agricultural
activities in private farming. The analysis was designed to identify the main
factors stimulating non-agricultural economic activities. Empirical research sho-wed that non-agricultural activity in private farming influences the profitability of private farming and the income situation of communes. The greatest development of non-agricultural economic activity has been observed in city hinterland areas and has first and foremost involved the services sector and trade. In this research the main possible directions of development of non-agricultural activity were shown.

Citation:

Pałka E. 2010. The directions of development of non-agricultural economic activities in rural areas in Poland. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2010/ 01