Manifestations of crisis in contemporary agriculture


  • Radosław Uliszak Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Instytut Geografii



kryzys, rolnictwo


The crisis in agriculture seems to be different than in other economic sectors. This is the result  of agriculture’s specificity. There is a very strong relationship between farmers and the results of their  work with natural environment. These connections are much more important than in industry or services.  Food production is of greatest importance. People have to eat even during very strong economic crisis.  Still, there are some types of crises present in contemporary agriculture. Some of them resemble the  crises present in the last thousands of years, but some of them are characteristic for current situation. In the article the following types of contemporary agricultural problems were discussed: the crisis  caused by natural environment conditions (the case of Russia and India), overproduction (the case of CAP in EU), the economic crisis (the case of West), the crisis caused by political tensions (the case  of Laos and Zimbabwe) as well as the situation of Polish agriculture (after Poland’s accession to EU).


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How to Cite

Uliszak, R. (2011). Manifestations of crisis in contemporary agriculture. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 18, 101–115.