A historic port in Puławy

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The first mention about the existence of Puławy goes back to the 15th century. At first the settlement was called Pollawy, while the present shape of the name became widely used in early 16th century. In the 17th century Lubomirscy Family became the owners of Puławy village, while in the 18th century the land was taken over by Czartoryscy Family, under whose governance Puławy flourished. This was possible thanks to an important asset of the town: a port on the Vistula river.

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Can Poland become self-sufficient in food production?

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The following aspects of food security are the most commonly analyzed: affordability, availability and quality and safety. Affordability is defined as “the presence of adequate amount of food for the whole population at a given time, in order to provide sustenance”. Availability refers to unrestricted food supply on the market, while quality means that the food ensure a balanced and safe diet.

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Contemporary farming and problems posed by globalization

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Polish agriculture requires an impulse leading to modernization. Domestic farms need more resources allocated to innovation. Resources ought to be used better, and productivity should be improved, as the competition from global food corporations is on the rise. Farming that is adaptable to such conditions may cope with the challenges posed by globalization.

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