Changing Polish agriculture
This year’s edition of “Science-Business-Agriculture” Conference provided an opportunity to exchange experiences between agricultural manufacturers, scientists and representatives of the business world. During the presentations and panel discussion, the participants of the symposium were able to learn about the latest solutions concerning agricultural production and to present the needs and challenges which Polish agriculture is facing at present.
Fostering exchange of opinions
Participants invited to attend this year’s Conference included agricultural scientists, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, government agencies, agricultural businesspeople and their partners. Also, the meeting could not have taken place without the participation of the authorities on agricultural chemistry from all Polish scientific centers: the members of the Scientific Committee of “PUŁAWY” Competences Center.
The Conference program was designed with a view to make it possible to present key issues and encourage free exchange of opinions between the participants of the meeting. Three discussion panels concerned such issues as the system of fertilizer application guidelines, agricultural practice and the use of precise farming methods, as well as the current trends in fertilization techniques. Each panel brought not only a presentation of the given issue, but also a discussion between all participants, and an opportunity to exchange opinions behind the scenes of the main Conference events.
Time to sum up the changes
During the symposium, the representatives of “PUŁAWY” Competences Center announced the future publication of a report, which is called “Polish Farming 1989-2014” and ought to be available in June 2014. The report, which is being prepared now, will contain information and analysis of changes in Polish agriculture over the past 25 years. A supplement to the report will provide recommendations and forecast regarding the expected directions of development of Polish farming, food safety in Poland and presentation of good practice in establishing relations between the academic circles and food manufacturers.