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Use and efficiency of EU public policy measures for organic farming

Padel, Susanne; Sanders, Jürn and Stolze, Matthias (2012) Use and efficiency of EU public policy measures for organic farming. Organic Research Centre Bulletin, June 2012, 109, pp. 10-11.

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The paper summarises the result of a study carried out on behalf of the EU Commission that had two main aims of firstly, providing a comprehensive overview of public support measures for organic farming in all 27 Member States and, secondly, exploring the relationship between policy measures, policy strategies and the development of the organic farming sector (both in terms of production and market development) in six case study countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The results show a wide variation in support rates and policies between EU member states that these have the potential to influence significantly the competitive position of producers within the European organic market. The development of the organic sector is influenced by external factors and by the effective combination of various support policies.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:Common Agricultural Policy, Agri-enviroment schemes, area based payments, action plans
Subjects: Farming Systems
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: European Union
Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Farm Economics - BW
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics > Agripolicy
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Related Links:http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/external-studies/organic-farming-support_en.htm
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:21017
Deposited On:24 Jul 2012 14:43
Last Modified:24 Jul 2012 14:43
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The study was conducted by the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (DE) together with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL, CH) and the Organic Research Centre (UK) on behalf of the DG Agriculture of the European Commission. The conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented in this report reflect the opinion of the consultants and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Commission.
The full study is availabe at http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/external-studies/organic-farming-support_en.htm

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