QUO VADIS ORGANIZATION OF THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MARKET IN POLAND? STATE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE POLISH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MARKET
Economic Sciences for Agribusiness and Rural Economy, 2020, vol., nr 4, s. 22-29
The article aimed to present the state of the organization of the fruit and vegetable market in Poland in 2020. Based on a library query and available registers, changes in the number of producer groups and organiza tions, their members, and the selected organizational form and category of products offered in Poland in 2004-2020 were presented. After the introduction of legislative changes in 2012, limiting the co-financing of the market organization process, a chronic decrease in both the number of existing fruit and vegetable producer organizations and their members is noticeable. Such a long-term trend may lead to a decline in the market organization and bargaining power of domestic producers. To prevent further disintegration of pro ducer groups and organizations, it is suggested that they should be provided with institutional support that would be long-lasting and stable.