Rolnictwo w obrębie miast – wybrane aspekty zmian strukturalnych przed i po przystąpieniu Polski do Unii Europejskiej
Urban agriculture before and after Polish admission to the European Union – the chosen aspects of structural changes
Zeszyty Naukowe SGGW - Ekonomika i Organizacja Gospodarki Żywnościowej, 2014, vol., nr 108, s. 33-43
This article touches upon the problem of identification and evaluation of the productive significance of urban agriculture, with the emphasis on both the analysis of its state and the changes in agrarian structure. The temporal scope covers the years 2002–2010, while the spatial scope covers only the provincial cities in Poland. Results of the conducted analyses show that very dynamic agrarian changes have taken place in provincial cities; these changes have been particularly visible in big cities. A 25% decrease in the number of farms with the areas up to 1 ha of agricultural land and almost a threefold increase in the number of individual farms with the areas above 20 ha of agricultural land has been noted down in all the provincial cities. As a result, the average surface of individual farms above 1 ha of agricultural land in cities has increased five times quicker than it is visible in Poland.