Opinions of Polish Farmers and Rural Areas Dwellers Concerning the Common Agricultural Policy Before and After 2004


The purpose of the article are both an analysis, the evaluation and the presentation of changes of the opinion of farmers and country dwellers on the subject: influences of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to rural areas, position of the Polish government with reference to negotiated conditions and implementing principles of CAP, as well as the anxieties associated with the accession and with functioning of the agriculture of the united Europe. For the purposes of the study there were used findings of the Institute of public affairs from 1999 and findings from own research realised between 06-08.2012. Findings indicated, that within the last decade attitude of farmers and country dwellers with regard to the European Union and its financial instruments of the support, evolved from the position of the extreme scepticism to moderate euroenthusiasm.


Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Agriculture; Opinion research; Rural development

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Published : 2013-12-31

Greta, M., Tomczak-Woźniak, E., & Kowalski, J. (2013). Opinions of Polish Farmers and Rural Areas Dwellers Concerning the Common Agricultural Policy Before and After 2004. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 28(2), 101-109. Retrieved from http://www1.up.poznan.pl/jard/index.php/jard/article/view/622

Marianna Greta  kieimm@info.p.lodz.pl
Politechnika Łódzka  Poland
Ewa Tomczak-Woźniak 
Politechnika Łódzka  Poland
Jarosław Kowalski 
Politechnika Łódzka  Poland

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