Review of prospects of organic agriculture development in Poland determinate by consumer demands
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology,Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Organic farming is developing dynamically in the European Union. In Poland its growth is much slower: the area of organic farms is still just a little above 1% of all utilised agricultural area. Research shows that the main obstacles to the dynamic development of organic farming are shortage of properly educated consumers and lack of an efficient distribution system of organic products in Poland and abroad. Regulations established before and after joining the European Union, in spite of some shortcomings, are not a barrier for the development of organic farming in Poland.