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DEGREE OF CONCENTRATION OF PIG PRODUCTION IN THE CONTEXT OF TRADING ON THE FOOD PLATFORM
 
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Danuta Maria Zawadzka   

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Publication date: 2020-06-23
Submission date: 2020-02-28
Final revision date: 2020-04-20
Acceptance date: 2020-04-20
 
Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej / Problems of Agricultural Economics 2020;263(2):130–141
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Objectives The purpose of the article is to present the current level of concentration of pig producers and pig population, as well as structural changes that have taken place after Poland's accession to the European Union. The point of reference for the degree of concentration in Poland is the degree of concentration of producers and livestock numbers in countries such as Denmark or Germany. Material and methods The article was prepared on the basis of data from the Central Statistical Office, Destatis (NImemcy) and Danmarks Statistik (Denmark). Statistical analysis was used as the method. Results The analysis confirms that despite the progress in concentration, both the structure of producers and the pig population are still fragmented. Trading on the Platform will therefore probably require joint (group) action of producers and proper organization of this trade on the part of the Platform. Conclusions From the point of view of sales on the Food Platform, the fragmented structure is not favorable, as it affects the fragmentation of supply. Therefore, Platform Food is expected to improve the position of producers. However, for this to happen, farmers will have to form groups or organize themselves in a different way to strengthen their position. On the other hand, the Food Platform, at least in the initial period, should take on the role of a regulator or market coordinator.
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