Economic and agricultural factors determining productivity in developed countries

Katarzyna Grotkiewicz , Maciej Kuboń , Anna Szeląg-Sikora , Dariusz Kwaśniewski , Urszula Malaga-Toboła


The progress of development must be assessed by relevant indicators. Two fundamental indicators for agriculture often proposed by principal schools of modern economics are work and land productivity. In addition to facilitating comparisons between countries, it is paramount to consider historical factors that have shaped agriculture. Poland's accession to the European Union fostered a number of discussions on the performance of Polish agriculture between both scientists and decision makers. To analyse selected social, environmental, and economic factors, which influence the productivity of Polish agriculture and we compare them with other countries. We also discuss the efficiency and innovativeness of agriculture in relation to labour and land productivity indicators. Literature review and calculation of the performance of agriculture in three dissimilar countries using the indicators of work and land productivity. We found that Poland has not yet reached optimal land or work force productivity. The indicators suggest Poland is agriculturally closer to developing countries than developed. In particular, we indicate a low agricultural efficiency compared with Western countries. We conclude that to realise the full potential of Polish agriculture, considerable changes, such as farm consolidation and alternative employment options for farm workers, are necessary.
Author Katarzyna Grotkiewicz (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Katarzyna Grotkiewicz,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Maciej Kuboń (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Maciej Kuboń,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Anna Szeląg-Sikora (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Anna Szeląg-Sikora,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Dariusz Kwaśniewski (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Dariusz Kwaśniewski,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Urszula Malaga-Toboła (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Urszula Malaga-Toboła,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
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Book 19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019 : Conference proceedings, vol. 19 : Ecology, Economics, Education and Legislation, Issue 5.3 : Environmental Economics, vol. 19, no. 5.3, 2019, STEF92 Technology, ISBN 978-619-7408-86-7, DOI:10.5593/sgem2019/5.3
Keywords in Englishagri-economic indicators; agriculture; work performance; land efficiency; metod
Languageen angielski
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