• Marcin Niemiec Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Krakow (PL)
  • Monika Komorowska Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow (PL)
  • Maciej Kuboń Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics, University of Agriculture in Krakow (PL)
  • Jakub Sikora Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics, University of Agriculture in Krakow (PL)
  • Oleg Ovcharuk State Agrarian and Engineering University in Podilya (UA)
  • Zofia Gródek-Szostak Department of Economics and Organization of Enterprises Krakow University of Economics  Poland (PL)



Certification, farm internationalization, GLOBAL G.A.P., quality systems, food safety


Internationalization of farms involved in agricultural production requires ensuring appropriate quality of products, compliant with requirements of specific markets. Consumers from developed countries more and more often draw attention to the origin of food products and confirmation that they were produced in accordance with recognized environmental standards, while simultaneously respecting human rights. The aim of this research study was to assess the extent of changes in production technology and in the management system under conditions of implementing the GLOBAL G.A.P. system on selected fruit and vegetable farms associated in producer groups. The second aim was to evaluate the quantity of sold products along with specific certificates. The research was conducted in 2016; 91 vegetable farms and 71 fruit farms were studied. The results of the conducted research show that implementation of standards required creation of a quality management system on all the studied farms. The implementation of standards required creation of procedures for production management as well as the traceability system. The implementation of standards caused the necessity to change the infrastructure for storage and use of plant protection products and fertilizers, as well as infrastructure improving workers’ social conditions. The study results indicate that changes associated with the implementation of the GLOBAL G.A.P. standard applied more to vegetable farms than fruit farms. The implementation of the GLOBAL G.A.P. standard significantly increased producers’ chances to introduce products on the market through commercial networks and by selling them to foreign markets.



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How to Cite

Niemiec, M., Komorowska, M., Kuboń, M., Sikora, J., Ovcharuk, O., & Gródek-Szostak, Z. (2019). GLOBAL G.A.P. AND INTEGRATED PLANT PRODUCTION AS A PART OF THE INTERNALIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL FARMS. SOCIETY. INTEGRATION. EDUCATION. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, 6, 430-440.