EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS USED BY FARMERS IN SOUTH-EASTERN POLAND
The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of agri-environment schemes in the years 2004-2006 and 2007-2013 by farmers south-eastern Poland. In this region are more implemented these packages sciences, which are less onerous. Most of the agri-environmental programs implemented by farmers, puts great emphasis on the conservation and preservation of the rural landscape. Agri-environmental program increased environmental awareness among farmers who implement it and helps to inhibit the development of intensive agriculture. Simplification of the documentation related to the agri-environmental program, may affect the increase in the number of new farmers willing to implement these programs. In south-eastern region of Poland, the natural packages are realized more
willingly, and receiving payments is the main incentive that convinces farmers to join agri-environment program. Implementing the agri-environmental program on farms in this region of Poland contributed both to improvement of water quality, reduction of soil erosion on a farm, and on the other hand to reduction of the livestock population. Increased employment of agri-environment advisor, especially botanists and ornithologists, would facilitate farmer participation in environmental programs.