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The organic sector in the Nordic-Baltic region - what is achieved, and what is challenging future growth?

Serikstad, Grete Lene; Løes, Anne-Kristin; Dýrmundsson, Ó.R.; Kreismane, Dzidra; Mikkola, Minna; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus and Wivstad, Maria (2015) The organic sector in the Nordic-Baltic region - what is achieved, and what is challenging future growth? In: Nordic view to sustainable rural development. Proccedings of the 25th NJF Congress, NJF Latvia, Riga, pp. 79-84.

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Summary

This paper compiles statistics for certified organic farmland and organic consumption in the eight Nordic-Baltic countries, and describes main drivers and obstacles, focusing on policy and strategies including organic research. Significant differences are found between the countries, also between countries with relatively comparable climatic and economic conditions. Explanations are discussed. Successful examples, especially Denmark and Sweden, show that organic agriculture is an option for refreshing agriculture in general, when there is a significant political will to support this farming practice.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Subjects:"Organics" in general
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Baltic states
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions
Research affiliation: Estonia > Estonian University of Life Sciences
Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania > Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LAEI)
Norway
Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division
Sweden
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > EPOK – Centre for organic Food and Farming
ISBN:978-9934-14-548-3
Deposited By: Serikstad, Grete Lene
ID Code:31328
Deposited On:16 Mar 2017 06:38
Last Modified:16 Mar 2017 07:43
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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