Horizontal Integration of Farmers on the Example of Agricultural Producer Groups in North-East Poland

Sebastian Janek

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8383-6230

Andrei Hanchar

Grodno State Agrarian University
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9485-8520

Zbigniew Warzocha

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3391-4530


Abstract

Increasing horizontal integration in agriculture, by creating groups of agricultural producers, may accelerate the modernization of Polish agriculture and increase its competitiveness. The aim of the research was to find out about the state and conditions affecting the functioning of agricultural producer groups in North-East Poland in the years 2000-2021. As part of the research, data on the characteristics of the groups were analyzed, i.e. their specializations, scope of activities, personal composition, and legal forms. Moreover, the amount of financial aid obtained from RDP was defined. The article uses information contained in legal acts, literature on the subject, as well as secondary data from the ARMA. Based on the research, a short duration of the created groups has been noticed. Out of 170 entities created, 24 of them were active at the time of the study, with a total of 3,142 members. Most of them collaborated in dairy groups in the Podlaskie Voivodeship (1940).


Keywords:

agricultural producer groups, horizontal integration

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2021-11-30

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Janek, S., Hanchar, A. ., & Warzocha, Z. (2021). Horizontal Integration of Farmers on the Example of Agricultural Producer Groups in North-East Poland. Olsztyn Economic Journal, 16(1), 101–111. https://doi.org/10.31648/oej.7316

Sebastian Janek 
Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8383-6230
Andrei Hanchar 
Grodno State Agrarian University
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9485-8520
Zbigniew Warzocha 
Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3391-4530



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