Magdalena Kalisiak-Mędelska's research while affiliated with Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences and other places

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Participatory Budgeting (PB) is considered a human-centered method of public resource management and investment planning, which strongly reflects the needs of the inhabitants of the municipality. The aim of this article is to assess the structure of the inhabitants’ needs expressed in the PB procedures in Częstochowa, Poland and their relation to t...
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Public financial aid is approached as one of the most important tools allowing, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises, to implement many of their investment intentions, thus improving their competitive position in the market. It is granted to enterprises regardless of whether they are of profit-oriented or a non-profit nature. The main goal of...
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an alternative form of distributing agricultural products, including fish, consistent with the model of food supply chain shortening. It extends beyond the traditional model of profit maximization and aims at strengthening local interactions with food consumers. The purpose of this article is to assess the f...
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Poland is one of Europe’s key carp producers. However, its main consumption (80–90% of sales) is concentrated during the Christmas period. In addition, the marginal sale of fish outside the core season does not allow producers to extend the period for generating revenues. Price is one of the essential factors for determining the behavior of both pr...
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The growing demand for cheap food is a key factor in maintaining long supply chains. Increasing the distance between the producer and the consumer results not only in certain problems in maintaining profitability by small, local producers, but also in a threat to food safety. One way to counteract these adverse effects is to sell food through short...
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Globalization and the related processes of land and capital concentration are also present in Polish agriculture. As a result of the occurring changes in agriculture itself and in its environment, the importance of small agricultural holdings is permanently declining. The gradual disappearance of small family farms not only disrupts the direct rela...

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... In the European context, it is often cited that bureaucracy and restricting environmental regulations are barriers to growth [73,79], but it needs to be further understood whether regions poor in natural resources tend to have more strict environmental rules to ensure the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and whether socio-economic and institutional influences are themselves consequences of resource scarcity. In fact, many of the European producers see the future potential of the industry rely on subsidies, rather than expansion of physical output [80,81]. ...
... Thus, there is a deep research gap in introducing the subject of CSA in the national and international literature as a more informative approach. For instance, Raftowicz et al. (2021) investigated the CSA model in the Polish carp market and discovered that it might be a source of unique advantages in the economic, social, and environmental aspects for the supply chain's major players (i.e., carp producers and consumers). According to Campbell et al. (2014), community-supported fisheries (CSF) and CSA initiatives share the goals of minimizing the social and physical distance between consumers and producers and re-embedding food systems in social and environmental settings. ...
... The research has shown that it is not price that is the main obstacle to consumption, as the demand for carp is rigid. This means that lowering the price will not reflect in an increase in carp demand [18]. ...
... However, with the existing farming model, carp production has continued its declining trend in the EU (by 10% between 2009 and 2018) due to numerous circumstances, such as predation by protected wildlife (cormorants, great egrets and otters), increasing cost, lower subsidies, and consumer preference for carnivorous finfish such as trout or salmon [6,9]. Carp farmers in the EU are seeking opportunities that would increase the consumption of carp throughout the year, not only in the Christmas period, in which sales reach up to 90% of their annual values [10]. Moreover, consumer awareness of animal welfare causes decreased interest in purchasing live fish and, consequently, a gradual increase in carp processing into a more convenient form, i.e., carcasses, slices, sheets and fillets. ...
... The implemented projects often involved LAGs located in the mountainous area of the Sudetes, which is an important cross-border tourist region on the border of Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany (Dołzbłasz, 2017;Jędruch et al., 2020;Potocki et al., 2014). Such activities undoubtedly favour the diversification of rural development towards undertakings other than those typically related to agriculture and are considered an important direction of development in contemporary EU rural development policy (Stacherzak & Hełdak, 2019;Struś et al., 2020;Trnková, 2021). Areas located in the Sudetes, struggling with unfavourable social and economic phenomena like depopulation, decapitalization of fixed assets and development difficulties in the protected border zone, were referred to in the 20th century as a "problematic area", in large part also due to their peripheral, border location (Ciok et al., 2006;Sikorski et al., 2020). ...