Sericulture in Terms of Sustainable Development in Agriculture

Jedwabnictwo w ujęciu zrównoważonego rozwoju w rolnictwie

Joanna Grześkowiak*, Małgorzata Łochyńska**, Jakub Frankowski***

Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants – National Research Institute, ul. Wojska Polskiego 71B, 60-630 Poznań, Poland
*E-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0003-2976-8892
**E-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0001-8796-204X
***E-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0003-1657-9283


Sericulture is a branch of agriculture specializing in the cultivation of silkworms and cocoon production as well as the cultivation of white mulberry, which is the sole source of food for silkworm caterpillars. Due to the ecological nature of farming both mulberry silkworm and mulberry cultivation, as well as the possibility of managing and processing waste generated in the breeding process, it is fully in line with the trend of sustainable development. Raw materials obtained from silkworm farming constitute the basis for products valued by consumers due to their environmentally friendly production methods and an organic source of raw materials. Silk production can successfully contribute to the increase in popularity and practical application of the idea of sustainable development in agriculture.

Key words: sericulture, sustainable development, organic farming, circular economy

Słowa kluczowe: jedwabnictwo, zrównoważony rozwój, rolnictwo ekologiczne, gospodarka o obiegu zamkniętym

Problemy Ekorozwoju 17(2)2022: 210-217

DOI: 10.35784/pe.2022.2.23