Land Concentration Processes: Polish Case Study in the Light of Selected EU Countries

Tomasz Berbeka, Tomasz Szuk, Aleksandra Plonka
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 3B, 325-337, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2467


Purpose: The purpose of the article was an attempt to create a new synthetic measurement of farm area changes and to identify farmers’ attitiudes and knowledge in scope of land concentration processes. Design/Methodology/Approach: The Aggregated ratio of Farm Area Changes were introduced as a proposal for a new measurement of farm structures. Moreover 200 agricultural farms were investigated using survey on the area of selected polish region. Findings: The work focuses on valuable universal measurement for international comparisons in the range of land turnover. Tha reached informations and knowledge during surveying on the farms site conformed high level of consciousness within land market, plans for the futher and reasons and motives of land concetration. The farmers – active playesr on land market – see problems that the institutional environment cannot recognize. Practical Implications: Possibility of implementation of new universal measurement for international comparisions with coexistence with available statistical databases. Practical notices and remarks of experienced farmers for legal regulation proposals to avoid further land concentration processes excluded by European Green Deal rules. Originality/value: The value of the research is innovative research method – ARFACH – Aggregated Ratio of Land Area Changes. Moreover unique research based on survey results on farm site allows to create new legal regulations to limit land concentration processes in European agriculture.

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