Investing in small and medium-sized farms: Results of research conducted in Opole Province Cover Image

Inwestowanie w małych i średnich gospodarstwach rolnych – na przykładzie badań własnych w województwie opolskim
Investing in small and medium-sized farms: Results of research conducted in Opole Province

Author(s): Jolanta Kluba
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Agriculture
Published by: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
Keywords: family farms; investing farms; Opole Province;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is to present the results of research conducted by the author in the Opole Province. The research project delas with social and economic transformation in family farms of the region. It is based on the results of the analysis carried out in July 2012 in the Opole Province in 383 individual farms sized 2–30 ha. The study shows that the farms cannot cope in the free-market economy as this type of economyfavours big agrarian manufactures. Addiotional incomes are not sufficient to fund modernization. Therefore, farmers do not invest in the development of their farms. However, they do not sell their farms, and it is disadvantageous from the viewpoint of agrarian structure. This is particularly a problem in the case of small farms.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-65
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish