Responsible Partner: Quality Inspection of Agriculture and Food (GIJHARS), Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Authors: Kamińska, I., Majewski, E., Malak-Rawlikowska, A., Obydź, D., Arfini, F.
Date of Publication: February 2021
Poland is one of the largest EU countries in terms of its population and the size of its agricultural sector; however, the participation of agri-food producers in the FQS certification schemes is limited. As of December 2020, 44 Polish names were registered as PDO, PGI, or TSG products, involving 860 certified producers. Despite this, in the years 2012-2020, the total number of producers has not experienced any growth, while in some product categories (e.g. fresh fruits and vegetables) the number of certified farmers has noticeably decreased. Thus, the main aim of the study was to identify the main challenges encountered by producers and to develop a set of recommendations to support the growth of the market of FQS products in Poland.
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