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Organic Centre Wales Factsheet 24: The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Anon, (2006) Organic Centre Wales Factsheet 24: The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). Organic Centre Wales.

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Summary

This factsheet describes the Organic Farming Scheme, an agri-environment scheme that offers payments to farmers in Wales to help them convert to organic farming with the aim of benefiting the environment. It is a key part of the Organic Action Plan for Wales, one of the aims of which is to increase the area of agricultural land in Wales under organic management by 10 – 15% by 2010. The OFS is funded by the EU and the Welsh Assembly Government as part of the 1999-2006 Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Wales, and will be subject to revision for the new 2007-2013 RDP. Issues covered include, how payments are structured, who is eligible, how to apply and how to get advice on organic conversion.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Organic Farming Scheme, conversion, payments
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:10797
Deposited On:18 Jun 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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