Poland

Sugar beet farming system

The purpose of this Testing Ground is the development of an insetting business model aimed at increasing incentives for regenerative farming practices focusing on improvement of soil quality and achievement of optimal benefits for involved actors in the value chain (e.g., remuneration for farmers, lower costs and positive image for processors). The common purpose of the stakeholders for further development of the case is improvement of soil quality, quality of products cultivated on such soil, environmental protection (i.e., reducing GHG emissions in sugar beet production).Citizens for healthy soils and farms.

Relevance

Currently there is no successful soil quality business model established in Poland. However, the case is supported by significant bottom-up model interest from various stakeholders (farmers, private advisory firms, processors) and will help determine how to improve soil-based
ecosystem services (SES) generated in Poland.

Actors

The National Union of Sugar Beet Growers (KZPBC) of 20,000 sugar beet producers (about 40 farms designated by the KZPBC union), 4 farmers, 4 sugar corporations, carbon certification company, research institutions.

Farmer involvement

Farmers who are part of the KZPBC union are informed about the project and are encouraged to participate.

Who is rewarded?

Farmers are rewarded.

Resources

For farms: CAP, own resources, knowledge. Sugar processors: knowledge, know-how. KZPBC union: image building, price negotiations, agricultural advisory. Farmers will receive money from carbon certificates and will have lower costs and higher profit in the future.

Vitaliy Krupin

Researcher
vkrupin@irwirpan.waw.pl

Katarzyna ZawaliƄska

IRWiR PAN Team Leader
kzawalinska@irwirpan.waw.pl

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Contact

Get in touch with us by sending an e-mail to info.soilvalues@kuleuven.be