Monika Kaczała – Department of Insurance, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875
Poznań, Poland


5th International Conference – ERAZ 2019 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Budapest – Hungary, May 23, 2019, SELECTED PAPERS

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The purpose of this research is to investigate the cognitive perception of risk among Polish
farmers and the factors which have an impact on this perception. Statistical analysis and logit models
were applied for analysing the representative poll taken in February and March 2019 in Poland (N=200).
Farmers’ risk perception is dominated by the subjective factors (average loss caused by drought in the
previous year, frequency of other types of impact of drought, catastrophic potential of drought risk,
immediacy of effect, the degree to which the risk is known to science, number of farms susceptible to
drought, trust in experts’ assessment of drought, trust in the media informing about drought, age and
level of education) to a much higher extent than by the objective ones (monthly income, specialising in
plant output, high-cost crops, the share of income from farming in the whole income).

Key words

Drought, risk perception, Poland, agriculture.


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