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Economical evaluation of organic meadow farms in Poland

Jankowska-Huflejt, Dr Halina and Prokopowicz, Dr Jerzy (2006) Economical evaluation of organic meadow farms in Poland. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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The study was based on data collected in 39 organic farms in 9 Polish regions. The mean share of grasslands was 47.3%, i.e. twice the country average (21%). These organic farms were classified according to the EU system of farm classification (MAFF, 1992). Among 5 general agricultural types (of 9 types defined in EU), the best economic results of the stud-ied farms were found in the general type 4 (special-ized in breeding grazing cattle) and the lowest in the general type 1 (specialized in field crops). The highest economic results among the farms of the basic types (9 of 17 EU-defined types) were reached in the type 43 (cattle in total) and the lowest result, in the type 14 (other field crops excluding cereals, oil and legume plants). Out of the classified 14 (of 50 EU) detailed types of farms, the highest gross margin was achieved in the type 412 (milk production and dairy cattle breeding in total) and the lowest – in the type 712 (various animals with the dominance of grazers, excluding dairy cattle)”. It was found that the costs of production in the organic farms were not always satisfactorily remunerated by incomes


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:meadow organic farms, gross margin, economical evaluation, agricultural type (general, basic or detailed) of farm
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 7: Development of livestock production systems
Deposited By: Jankowska-Huflejt, Dr Halina
ID Code:7398
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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