On the basis of studies conducted in four communities (gminas) of Małopolska the author presents some problems of rural areas and agriculture in the region, i.e. agrarian overpopulation, hidden unemployment in agriculture. land fragmentation and small scale of production on peasant farms. Solutions would require a considerable economic boom in the rural areas and numerous alterna- tive sources of income. while the inhabitants” entrepreneurship and initiative are of primary importance. During lecturcs given to a randomly selected group of 841 respondents running farms. the authors learned their attitudes towards the presented problems. lt allowed to define social and professional preferences, as well as attitudes and opinions ol~ small farm owners who are the potential subject ofcconomic development ol” rural areas in Malopolska.
- Year of publication: 1999
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- Pages: 131-146
- DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ksm199909