Vol. 2 No. 1-2 (2008)
Articles

Historic landmarks in the development of Agricultural Land Market in Poland after the year 1989

Published October 31, 2008
Edward Majewski
Department of Business Economics and Management Warsaw University of Life Sciences
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Majewski, E. . (2008). Historic landmarks in the development of Agricultural Land Market in Poland after the year 1989. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 2(1-2), 41–44. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2008/1-2/6

For a number of decades in the second half of the XXth century, agricultural land has been divided in Poland between three sectors: family, state owned and cooperative farms, with a dominating share of private, individual farmers in land use. As a result, ownership structure of agricultural land in Poland is quite unique among the former socialist Central and East European countries. Until the year1989, when the transformation to a market economy was initiated, the land market in Poland was almost non-existent. The State Land Fund(SLF), an institution created in 1944 was fordecades a substitute to land market. Originally, the Fund was responsible for the implementation of the land reform. After nationalization or confiscation of real estates, state farms have been established on a larger part of agricultural land under Fund’s management. Therest has been divided between formerfarm workers and small farmers owing less than 5 hectares of land.