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System wiedzy i informacji rolniczej w rolnictwie polskim
Agricultural knowledge and information system in Polish agriculture

Author(s): Józef Kania
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: agricultural knowledge; systems of innovations; stakeholders; relationship; cooperation

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study was to identify the most important elements of agricultural knowledge system in Poland and the assessment of their relationship. The research material was statistical data and empirical data obtained by questionnaire. The assessment of the relationship between stakeholders was achieved as a result of one-day panel discussion organized in the Agricultural Advisory Centre in Cracow. The characteristics of the agricultural knowledge system in Poland was made against the background of changes and approaches to agricultural knowledge systems in the literature. The results indicate that the traditional concepts of linear links between science and agricultural practice are replaced with innovative concepts of networking. In Poland, there is not yet a well-functioning system of agricultural knowledge. Despite the existence of all the links in the classical system of knowledge existing links between them are highly varied. Very strong links exist only between agricultural advisors and farmers, strong between advisory, and research & education, between advisory and agricultural policy, and between farmers and companies selling agricultural inputs and purchasing agricultural products. Other links have been identified as weak.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 360
  • Page Range: 55-62
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish