If we do not prepare to compete with Ukraine in EU markets, Poland will face a painful collision, says an agricultural economist

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Published Apr 21, 2024

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The article outlines the perspectives and strategies for Polish agriculture in the face of potential competition from Ukraine as it moves towards EU membership. Prof. Wawrzyniec Czubak from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań suggests that Polish agriculture should focus on creating higher added value for agricultural raw materials, developing animal production, and enhancing agri-food processing to maintain competitiveness. He highlights the importance of quality and branding for Polish products and suggests a strategic shift towards sectors where Poland has an advantage, such as beef and pig production. Czubak also emphasizes the need for a long-term agricultural policy over ad hoc political decisions and sees opportunities in developing small-scale processing facilities to add value. The article suggests that while Ukrainian agriculture poses a challenge, it also prompts Polish agriculture to adapt and innovate.
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Polish agriculture will not avoid competition from producers from Ukraine, because sooner or later this country will join the EU - said prof. in an interview with PAP. Wawrzyniec Czubak from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. He added that if we do not prepare for this, we will face a painful collision with the market realities. Competition in Ukrainian agriculture is inevitable and it is necessary to prepare well for it. The way to do this is not to block the border - said Prof. in an interview with PAP. Wawrzyniec Czubak from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. He emphasized that we must look for a competitive advantage in higher added value for agricultural raw materials: development of animal production on individual farms, agri-food processing, building the quality and brand of Polish products. According to prof. Czubak's fears that the inflow of Ukrainian grain will destroy Polish agriculture are greatly exaggerated. The consequences of Ukraine's future ...
Source: AgroPolska
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