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The International Competitiveness of Polish Agriculture

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  • Matthew Gorton
  • Alina Daniłowska
  • Sławomir Jarka
  • Sławomir Straszewski
  • Aldona Zawojska
  • Edward Majewski

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This article considers the international competitiveness of agricultural production in Poland. Competitiveness was measured in terms of domestic resource cost (DRC) ratios for three farm sizes and eight commodities. The results highlight that for the period 1996 to 1998 Polish crop production was more internationally competitive than livestock farming. The most internationally competitive crops of those analysed were rapeseed and potatoes. During the period, however, international competitiveness worsened as international commodity prices fell. There is an inverse relationship between DRCs and farm size. This is an important result as Polish production is relatively fragmented and the degree of structural change has been slow.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

Volume (Year): 13 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 445-457

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  1. Chaplin, Hannah & Davidova, Sophia & Gorton, Matthew, 2005. "Impediments to Employment and Enterprise Diversification: Evidence from Small-Scale Farms in Poland," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24760, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Sauer, Johannes & Balint, Borbala, 2006. "Romanian Maize - Distorted Prices and Producer Efficiency," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21410, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Gorton, Matthew & Davidova, Sophia & Banse, Martin & Bailey, Alistair, 2005. "A magyar mezőgazdaság nemzetközi versenyképessége - múltbeli teljesítmény és jövőkép
    [International competitiveness of Hungarian agriculture: past performance and future projections]
    ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(1), pages 66-80.
  4. Davidova, Sophia & Gorton, Matthew & Ratinger, Tomas & Zawalinska, Katarzyna & Iraizoz, Belen & Kovacs, Barna & Mizo, Tamas, 2002. "Variations in Farm Performance: Evidence from the CEECs and Existing EU Member States," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24906, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  5. J. Sauer & B. Balint, 2008. "Distorted prices and producer efficiency: the case of Romania," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 131-142, April.
  6. Yercan, Murat & Isikli, Emin, 2006. "International competitiveness of Turkish agriculture: A case for horticultural products," 98th Seminar, June 29-July 2, 2006, Chania, Crete, Greece 10110, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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