Organic agriculture, experience of Poland

Mariusz Maciejczak, professor from department of Economics and Organisation of Enterprises from Institute of Economics and Finance SGGW and also expert of Polish Centre for Accreditation, gives insight to European Union food quality standards and its impact on the development of the agri-food sector in Poland, that include three main elements: food security, food safety and food quality.

These EU organic standards are designed to ensure fair competition for farmers, as well as, prevent fraud and maintain consumer trust. Expert gives introduction to Common Agricultural Policy tools and how its design meets changing economic circumstances, as well as, European’s demands and needs, including fair income, competitiveness, food value, climate change, rural areas, environmental care, landscapes, generational renewal, food and public health. 

Presents how consumers' awareness is raising, that they are willing to pay more for offered products on the market and support organic farming and production. Mentioned tools and policies provide and secure not only incomes of farmers but also ensures society - consumers that they receive the additional value from agriculture policy, considering also environmental protection, as farmers not only provide food but also ensure care for environment and biodiversity, and increase consumers trust to the farmers for providing high quality of food.

Material was produced as a part of the project supported under “Public Diplomacy 2020 New Dimension”, being co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland. The content expresses only the views of the authors and cannot be equated with the official position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Project is implemented by the Development Policy Foundation.

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