PROCESS OF LAND CONSOLIDATION IN POLAND - INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR EFFECTS
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The paper takes up one of key aspects of land management - land consolidation. This process is of particular significance in Poland, as despite over hundred years of consolidations, the needs in this area are still very high and even increasing since accession to the European Union. Land consolidation aims to reach effective use of arable land, decrease costs of farms, reduce potential spatial, environemental and social conflicts and stimulate development of functions of land. Assessment of this process requires to pay attention to both legal and economic instruments applied for land consolidation. The aim of this paper is to identify legal and economic instruments used in Poland in land consolidation processes as well as their effects. For analysis purposes authors consider respective legislation, statistical data, program documents and reports on structural funds implementation. Considerations in the paper indicate that despite ordering regulations and providing significant funds for land consolidation activities in agriculture and rural areas development programs, these actions meet only a small fracture of existing needs. Results of the paper are based on the research tasks of the Jean Monnet Networks project No. 564651-EPP-1-2015-1-SK- EPPJMO-NETWORK “Sustainable Land Management Network”.
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