Yield and Profitability of Crop Production in Mountain Less Favoured Areas

Kazimierz Klima , Angelika Kliszcz , Joanna Puła , Andrzej Lepiarczyk


Agricultural production is a crucial part of policy issue in preventing depopulation of mountainous areas across Europe. However, soil and climate conditions are limiting yields and profitability of crop production in these regions. The European Union (EU) subsidizes agriculture in mountains by special payments (Less Favoured Area (LFA) subsidy) when areas match law-specified natural handicaps. This study aims to assess whether LFA subsidy in Poland is sufficient to cover losses caused by lower yields of crops cultivated in a mountainous region of Poland (Low Beskid Mountains in Carpathians) compared to lowland regions (non-LFA areas). The results indicated that LFA subsidy was adequate for crops (facultative wheat, winter wheat, field bean and spring barley) grown in the years 2015–2018
Author Kazimierz Klima (FoAaE / DoAaPP)
Kazimierz Klima,,
- Department of Agroecology and Plant Production
, Angelika Kliszcz (FoAaE / DoAaAE)
Angelika Kliszcz,,
- Department of Agrotechnology and Agricultural Ecology
, Joanna Puła (FoAaE / DoAaPP)
Joanna Puła,,
- Department of Agroecology and Plant Production
, Andrzej Lepiarczyk (FoAaE / DoAaPP)
Andrzej Lepiarczyk,,
- Department of Agroecology and Plant Production
Journal seriesAgronomy, [Agronomy], ISSN 2073-4395, e-ISSN 2073-4395, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number700
Keywords in EnglishMountain LFA subsidy; cereals in mountains; field bean; different climatic conditions
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/10/5/700/pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Yield and Profitability of Crop Production in Mountain Less Favoured Areas of 18-05-2020
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.272; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.259 (2)
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