Smolders, G.; Walkenhorst, Michael and Padel, S. (2003) Dairy farms: constraints and recommendations for enhancing health, welfare and food saftey (Workshop results). In: Hovi, M.; Martini, A. and Padel, S. (Eds.) Socio-economic aspects of animal health and food safety in organic farming systems. Proceedings of the 1st SAFO Workshop. 5.-7. September 2003, Florence, Italy. SAFO Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming. A European Commission funded Concerted Action Project, pp. 91-93.
- It is necessary to improve the information to the public (who are the taxpayer and pay the subsidies) about organic farming as a system, that improves animal health and welfare.
- Consumers must get accurate information about the organic products they buy.
- Producers should be informed about organic farming before they convert (so they know what to expect): they should be told about the regluations and pointed to the available information about organic farming.
- Veterinarians should be informed (part of the teaching curriculum in vet schools) about the holistic system, the importance of preventive health management on organic farms and about alternative treatments.
- In communication to the policy makers (the government), organic farming should be presented as a different farming system and not as a conventional system with some alteration.
|EPrint Type:||Book chapter|
|Keywords:||Tiergesundheit, organic farming, animal health, animal welfare, dairy farms|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
|Research affiliation:|| European Union > Animal Health and Food Safety SAFO|
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
|Deposited By:||Walkenhorst, Michael|
|Deposited On:||04 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:29|
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