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2010
Volume 13
Issue 2
Topic:
Economics
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
M±dry W. , Gozdowski D. , Roszkowska-M±dra B. , D±browski M. , Lupa W. 2010. DIVERSITY AND TYPOLOGY OF FARMS ACCORDING TO FARMING SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY FOR A DAIRY REGION OF PODLASIE PROVINCE, POLAND, EJPAU 13(2), #03.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume13/issue2/abs-03.html

DIVERSITY AND TYPOLOGY OF FARMS ACCORDING TO FARMING SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY FOR A DAIRY REGION OF PODLASIE PROVINCE, POLAND

Wiesław M±dry1, Dariusz Gozdowski1, Barbara Roszkowska-M±dra2, Mariusz D±browski3, Wioletta Lupa3
1 Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
2 Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Management, Białystok University, Białystok, Poland
3 Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


The survey was based on interviews with owners of 123 family farms was carried out in two communes: Klukowo and Kulesze Ko¶cielne located in a western part of Podlasie province, Poland. The 32 variables which characterize socio-economic and agricultural condition of the farms were obtained from the questionnaires. The main aims of the survey were characterization of
diversity and typology according farming system. The used statistical methods were principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster
analysis. On the base of the results 6 different types of farms were distinguished and characterized.

Key words: farm diversity, multivariate methods, diary production.


Wiesław M±dry
Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159
02-776 Warsaw
Poland

Dariusz Gozdowski
Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159
02-776 Warsaw
Poland
Phone: +48 (22) 59 32 730
email: dariusz_gozdowski@sggw.pl

Barbara Roszkowska-M±dra
Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics and Management, Białystok University, Białystok, Poland
Warszawska 63
15-062 Białystok
Poland

Mariusz D±browski
Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics,
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland

Wioletta Lupa
Department of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics,
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland

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