Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Growth Market
Organic Farming in Poland

Dorota Metera

Deutsche Fassung


Poland is one of Europe’s large agrarian states. Because Polish small-scale agriculture is comparatively under-industrialised, the land there has largely been spared the grave consequences of conventional agriculture such as ground acidification, drinking water pollution and reduction of biodiversity. It is also why less attention has been given to organic farming than, for example, in Germany. Nonetheless, the number of enterprises running organically controlled farms is increasing, and more and more organic food products are making their way to market.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 393–406)