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Stimulating the potential for innovation in organic farming by research

Niggli, Urs and Willer, Helga (2001) Stimulating the potential for innovation in organic farming by research. In: Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, (Ed.) Organic Food and farming - Towards Partnership and Action in Europe, 10 - 11 MAY 2001, COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Copenhagen, pp. 194-199.

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Summary

Organic farming research has been developed over 4 stages:
i) Pioneer farmers and scientists,
ii) pioneer private research institutes,
iii) organic farming chairs at universities and finally
iv) organic farming projects and institutes at state research institutions.
Today, organic agriculture has become finally accepted within agriculture and food research. The main key players in organic research in Europe are mentioned in the text.
Mainly in Europe, public funded research has shifted towards organic farming, whereas the research resources for conventional farming have been cut down considerably.
The paper gives an overview of the current status and the future prospects of organic farming research in Europe.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:History of organic farming research, research methodology, research structures, Forschungskommunikation
Subjects:"Organics" in general > History of organics
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
Related Links:http://www.fvm.dk/kundeupload/konferencer/organic_food_farming/index.htm, http://www.fvm.dk/kundeupload/konferencer/organic_food_farming/proceedings.pdf
Deposited By: Niggli, Prof. Dr. Urs
ID Code:1048
Deposited On:17 Aug 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:27
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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