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  • General Founder and Publisher:

    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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    European Sociological Association

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Socio-economic Development of Agricultural Problem Areas in Poland

Vol. 7, No 2, 2014


Iwona Pomianek


Department of European Policy

Public Finance and Marketing

Faculty of Economic Sciences

Socio-economic development of agricultural problem areas in Poland

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Warsaw, Poland



ABSTRACT. This article attempts to identify a relation between several local development factors and localization of agricultural problem areas in Poland, which include areas with limited potential for proper agricultural production, i.e., adverse soil and climatic conditions, severe soil degradation processes and fragmented structure of land. Such conditions consequently lead to low competitiveness of farms located there as well as bad demographic structure, depopulation and peripheral developmental position of the gminas. To assess levels of development, 6 detailed measures are constructed, using Hellwig’s synthetic measure. The final measure, grouping 17 variables, presents spatial distribution of the level of socio-economic development of selected 73 most problem gminas in Poland.


Received: March, 2014

1st Revision: April, 2014

Accepted: May, 2014





JEL Classification: J10, O18, P48, R15, R23, R51

Keywords: rural areas, local development, agricultural production, demography, entrepreneurship, Poland.



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