Geographia Polonica (1975) vol. 32

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An attempt at the determination of transformation trends in the spatial organization of agriculture in Poland between 1960 and 1990

Jerzy Kostrowicki

Geographia Polonica (1975) vol. 32, pp. 27-42

Abstract

In the study, which has served as the basis for this paper, tendencies in transformations in the spatial organization of agriculture were investigated by established by means of the method of extrapolation of the past tendencies and the rate of development. The results of the extrapolation were then revised on the basis of information as to the tasks set before Polish agriculture for the de-cades 1970-1980 and 1980-1990 and means to be allotted for their implementation by the State Planning Commission. The trends of transformation in the spatial organization of agriculture were also determined by the use of the analogy method, i.e., by drawing conclusions from experiences gathered by other coun-tries or regions where the level of agricultural development is higher, whereas the conditions of development are comparable.

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Jerzy Kostrowicki, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland