The aim of the conducted research was to gather evidence in support of the application of the optimisation model for the purpose of allocation of EU structural funds destined for the development of rural areas in Poland. First, a line programming model was constructed, which made it possible to conduct a simulation of an optimum distribution of means from the 2004-2006 Rural Development Plan among four selected agricultural regions of Poland, possessing different economic potential. Next, the properties of the constructed model were used to analyse the effects of the allocation of the Plan's funds, in accordance with the assumption of increasing 'inequality' in the financing of the four regions. Average results of the evaluation of the Plan's tasks - obtained owing to questionnaires filled by 800 farmers from the four selected regions, were used in the model as coefficients of the function of aim.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.