Poland joined the EU in 2004. This has opened up the market, and farmers have been able to access start-up funding and investment, access knowledge and improve cultivation.
Today, juggling supply and demand, and balancing farming contracts and customer orders, is an important job in the business, says SVZ International, a supplier of fruit and vegetable ingredients.
SVZ invited this publication to Poland to see raspberries and carrots being harvested. In this video, it explains how it believes a contract of 3 to 5 years gives the farmer the stability it needs to invest for the future.
SVZ makes ingredients for sectors including beverage, dairy, ice cream, bakery and confectionery.