June 28, 2023

Poland AKIS | Updates on the different AKIS

AKIS Overview

The AKIS system in Poland consists of many partners, including : administration, scientific units, schools, agricultural advisory, agricultural industry associations and organizations, non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs, including sellers of means for agricultural production .

A key role in the exchange of knowledge and innovation in agriculture is played by public agricultural advisory services, which, while carrying out its tasks, provide farmers with knowledge in various forms, e.g. by conducting trainings, demonstrations, presentations, providing consulting services, organizing fairs, exhibitions, competitions, publishing magazines or running websites.

It is planned to expand the activities of the Network for Innovation in Agriculture by broader involvement of public advisory services in the exchange of knowledge and innovation in cooperation with other partners and support for establishing cooperation between AKIS partners, facilitating the creation of EIP operational groups. In order to facilitate access to information and advisory services, it is also necessary to provide support for the use of ICT tools in agricultural advisory services.

The improvement of the AKIS system will also take into account the increasing importance of traditional, basic tasks and advisory forms, enriched with closer cooperation with agricultural universities, research institutes, agricultural schools and schools offering agricultural faculties, as well as enterprises.

Providing support mechanisms in order to encourage stronger links intensifying cooperation between individual AKIS partners, in particular within NRN+ and supporting EIP operational groups.

A key role in the process of knowledge exchange and strengthening cooperation between AKIS stakeholders is played by agricultural advisory units (Agricultural Advisory Center in Brwinów and 16 voivodship agricultural advisory centres), reporting to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, which carry out tasks in the field of training, advisory, dissemination and information activities for farmers.

AKIS Coordination Bodies

  • Please share information about the AKIS Coordination Body in your member state, including its role, composition, and responsibilities.

Due to the need to ensure coordination of activities to strengthen AKIS at the level of the PS CAP Managing Authority, in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the tasks of the coordinating unit will be performed by the Strategy and Development Department.

CAP Strategic Plan Priorities

  • We would appreciate it if you could outline the top five priorities identified in your member state’s CAP strategic plan. These priorities can encompass various areas such as environmental sustainability, innovation, digitalization, rural development, or other key focus areas.
  1. Increasing market orientation and competitiveness, including a greater focus on research, technology and digitalization,
  2. Improving the position of farmers in the value chain
  3. Contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as sustainable energy production,
  4. Promoting sustainable development and efficient management of natural resources such as water, soil and air,
  5. Attracting young farmers and facilitating business development in rural areas.

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