Modernization processes in the agro-food sector and rural areas in Poland, in compliance with challenges and versatile conditions, are a fundamental and, at the same time, very complex problem. A strong influence on the direction of activities launched to modernize agriculture, agricultural markets and rural areas is also exerted by processes connected with the globalization of economic systems, integration with European Communities, and macroeconomic solutions resulting from the decisions of the World Trade Organization. Taking into consideration all these conditions the stimulation of the modernization process in this sector becomes an important task for state policy. The experience to-date suggests that the present policy of financing research and development (R&D) is conditioned by many dependencies and has not produced, as for the time being, fully satisfactory results in the form of significant improvements or a faster rate of implementation of modernization processes in Poland's agricultural sector and rural areas.
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