Community-Supported Agriculture as a Perspective Model for the Development of Small Agricultural Holding in the Region

Mirosław Struś , Magdalena Kalisiak-Mędelska , Michał Nadolny , Marian Kachniarz , Magdalena Raftowicz

Abstract

Globalization and the related processes of land and capital concentration are also present in Polish agriculture. As a result of the occurring changes in agriculture itself and in its environment, the importance of small agricultural holdings is permanently declining. The gradual disappearance of small family farms not only disrupts the direct relationships between food producers and consumers, but also puts food security at risk, primarily on a local and regional scale. The purpose of the article is an attempt to present that the development of Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) can offer an alternative to the occurring current distribution channels. The article is focused on the possibilities of CSA development in the Wrocław district resulting from the proximity of the largest market in the Lower Silesia region—Wrocław (the capital of Lower Silesia in Poland). The survey covered 400 agricultural holdings located in nine municipalities of the Wrocław district. The conducted research has shown that the CSA model opens opportunities for a long-lasting cooperation between farmers and consumers, but its implementation requires an increase in the prices of agricultural products offered by farmers by about 50%, as well as solutions to the cost-related problems of agricultural product transport.
Author Mirosław Struś - University of Wrocław (UWr)
Mirosław Struś,,
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, Magdalena Kalisiak-Mędelska - Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr)
Magdalena Kalisiak-Mędelska,,
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, Michał Nadolny (BM / DACIaQM)
Michał Nadolny,,
- Department of Process Management
, Marian Kachniarz (EMaT / DRE) - [Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr)]
Marian Kachniarz,,
- Department of Regional Economy
- Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu
, Magdalena Raftowicz - Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr)
Magdalena Raftowicz,,
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Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol12
No7
Pages1-13
Publication size in sheets0.6
Article number2656
Keywords in English community supported agriculture; small agricultural holdings; development model; Wrocław district
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
DOIDOI:10.3390/su12072656
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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UwagaThe research is co-financed under the Leading Research Groups support project from the subsidy increased for the period 2020–2025 in the amount of 2% of the subsidy referred to Art. 387 (3) of the Law of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science, obtained in 2019.The research is co-financed under the Leading Research Groups support project from the subsidy increased for the period 2020–2025 in the amount of 2% of the subsidy referred to Art. 387 (3) of the Law of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science, obtained in 2019.
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