Effectiveness of use of material expenditures in organic production

Dariusz Kwaśniewski , Urszula Malaga-Toboła , Maciej Kuboń , Katarzyna Grotkiewicz


The aim of the paper was to determine the level and structure of material expenditures in the selected organic farms. As measures of effectiveness of use of material expenditures, relations of the total value of agricultural production and the agricultural income to material expenditures were assumed. The scope of the study covered the research in thirty certified organic farms located in the south Poland in Malopolskie, Podkarpackie, and Slaskie voivodeships. These farms held certificates of organic farms. Material expenditures for thirty organic farms were on average 1721.8 PLN·ha-1 AL. This level was the most influenced by non-agricultural expenditures, which were on average 973 PLN·ha-1 AL, and their participation in the structure was as much as 59.8%. Own non-agricultural material expenditures were on average 653.4 PLN·ha-1 AL (34.1%). The highest expenditures on raw material and material were incurred by farm owners of farms up to 5 ha as well as 5.01-10.00 ha. They were respectively on the level of 1855.5 and 1846.7 PLN·ha-1 AL. In the third investigated group of farms (10.01-20.00 ha) expenditures were lower and amounted to 1302.4 PLN·ha-1 AL. The value of agricultural production obtained in all groups per PLN 1 of expenditures was PLN 5.36 and the value of commodity production was PLN 3.39. The highest production capacity of expenditures was in case of a group of farms 10.01-20.00 ha - value of agricultural production per PLN 1 in this case is PLN 9.07, and the commodity production value per PLN 1 of expenditures is PLN 7.26. Effectiveness of use of material expenditures in the investigated organic farms with the evaluated measure of agricultural income in comparison to material expenditures was on average PLN 2.62 per PLN 1 of expenditures.
Author 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
, Maciej Kuboń (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Maciej Kuboń,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Katarzyna Grotkiewicz (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Katarzyna Grotkiewicz,,
- 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 Englishorganic farm; material expenditures; effectiveness
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Languageen angielski
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