One of the instruments of the EU regional politics is the help directed towards the farms situated in unprofitable conditions for agricultural production (LFA). After accession of our country to EU, this help refers also to Polish farmers. The study presents the territorial reach and the scale of help for Lower Silesian farms. In accordance with the Ordinance of the Minister Council, dated 14. 04. 2004, concerning detailed conditions and the mode of granting the financial help for supporting the agricultural activity on the areas of unprofitable household conditions, covered by the Development Plan of the rural areas, in the Lower Silesia there occur all types of the LFA areas, namely: lowland areas i and ii, and areas with specific hindrances. On the LFA areas, there functions more than 24% of farms occupying 24% of all agricultural arable lands of the province. The microeconomics studies realized in farms situated on these areas show, that rates of compensatory allowances only in 60% make up for differences of incomes resulting from less-favoured localization.
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