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The Implementation of CSA Model in Aquaculture Management in Poland

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Institute of Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Economics, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw, 50-137 Wroclaw, Poland
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Academic Editor: Gabriella Vindigni
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1242; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031242
Received: 15 December 2020 / Revised: 13 January 2021 / Accepted: 20 January 2021 / Published: 25 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Territorial Development of Food Production)
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 feasibility of implementing the CSA model in the Polish carp market, representing the dominant aquaculture product. The research focused on the potential identified on the supply and demand sides of the carp market. The source material was collected through a pilot two-track empirical study conducted in 2019 in the Barycz Valley, where the largest complex of carp breeding ponds is located in Poland, and in Europe. We propose that the following CSA model of direct sales can become a source of specific benefits in the economic, social, and environmental dimensions for the key stakeholders of the supply chain, (i.e., carp producers and consumers). The research results show that in the case of carp production in Poland, CSA may turn out a desirable support for the sale of fish in the future; however, the existing conditions are not yet fully favourable for its development. View Full-Text
Keywords: CSA; aquaculture management; carp; Barycz Valley; Poland CSA; aquaculture management; carp; Barycz Valley; Poland
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Raftowicz, M.; Kalisiak-Mędelska, M.; Struś, M. The Implementation of CSA Model in Aquaculture Management in Poland. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031242

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Raftowicz M, Kalisiak-Mędelska M, Struś M. The Implementation of CSA Model in Aquaculture Management in Poland. Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031242

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Raftowicz, Magdalena, Magdalena Kalisiak-Mędelska, and Mirosław Struś. 2021. "The Implementation of CSA Model in Aquaculture Management in Poland" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031242

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