Organic Farming in Poland as Example of Organic Farming in CEE Countries - from farm to plate", 25-29 July 2005, Warsaw and Culavia - Pomerania,
ENAOS 2005 - 4th ENAOS Summer Meeting

organised within the framework of the Avalon Network Project financed by

European Commision
Warsaw Agricultural University,
Faculty of Human Nutricion and Consumer Science,
Faculty of Agriculture and Biology
Dutch National Postcode Lottery Ministry of National Education And Sport

Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW)

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Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) is the oldest agricultural academic school in Poland and one of the first in the world. Its history dates back to 1816 when the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont was created. Nowadays, the University consists of 11 faculties and 6 interfaculty units and hosts about 11,000 full time students. Students can choose from 23 disciplines.

The research work covers the entire field of agricultural related sciences among the others: agriculture, veterinary medicine, forestry, economics, food technology, human nutrition as well as the environmental protection and engineering. On the whole, there have been 1395 research projects carried out recently at SGGW.

Throughout about 190 years of its history, Warsaw Agricultural University has always been an active participant in Polish scientific, economic and socio-political life. The main part of academic life concentrates in the Ursynów district about 20 minutes by bus from downtown.

There are over 24000 students including post-graduate and doctoral studies and around 1100 academic staff.

The student’s scientific and cultural life is vested in student self-government, 23 scientific students’ organizations, Academic Sport Association of SGGW, Academic Tourist Club, Student Mountain Climbing Club. There is an Academic Choir and Artistic Folklore Group “Promni” which represent Polish culture all over the world and grace the most important academic ceremonies. There is also the Buddy group, consisting of the Polish ex-Socrates students who help the incoming students in daily life in a foreign country.

At the end of 2005 SGGW became an observer member of Euroleague of Life Science (ELLS) a network of leading universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. Presently the ELLS network includes the following founder members:

  • The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Hohenheim (UHOH), Stuttgart, Germany
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Czech University of Agriculture Prague, Czechia (CUA) as observer member
  • Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) as observer member


Rector: Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Borecki -
Vice-rectors for Science: Prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Szczytt
Vice-rectors for Didactics: Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Gutkowska
Vice-rectors for Development: Prof. dr hab. Alojzy Szymański

Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego
ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02-787 Warsaw, Poland

European Programmes’ Centre
International Relations Office
Warsaw Agricultural University
ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02-787 Warsaw, Poland



ENOAS Summer Meeting IV: Introduction | Organizers | List of participants | Meeting Plan | Lectures and presentation | Country presentation | Work groups | Excursions / Visits

Organizers; Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) | Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences | The Faculty of Agriculture and Biology | Education in organic farming at SGGW | Scientific Association of Agriculture Students - yesterday and today | Scientific Assiociation of Nutrition and Dietetics Students | ENOAS - European Network of Organic Agriculture Students - past, present and future | Avalon Foundation

Organic farming and market in Poland

Country presentations: COLOMBIA - General situation of organic agriculture in Colombia –organic food market in Colombia | HUNGARY - Situation of ecological agriculture in Hungary | ITALY - organic food market | SLOVAKIA – Ecological agriculture | FINLAND - Organic markets in Finland

Reports of visits: BIODYNAMIC FARM, Education Center of R.STEINER Foundation in Prądocin | ROLMIĘS | Bakery SŁODKA | FARM of THE KUJAWSKIS | FARM and MILL of THE BABALSKIS | BIOFOOD

Chosen papers on organic farming: Barriers of conversion into organic production | Barriers of conversion into organic farming | Barriers of conversion into organic farming  | Role of direct sale in organic farming  | Social aspects of organic farming  | Social aspects of organic farming  | Multifunctionality of organic farming in Slovak Republic  | Multifunctionality of organic farming | Multifunctionality of organic farming | Multifunctionality of organic farming  | Multifunctionality of organic farming

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