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Feeding strategies in Swiss organic farming to improve food quality and animal health

Früh, Barbara (2004) Feeding strategies in Swiss organic farming to improve food quality and animal health. In: Hovi, Malla; Sundrum, Albert and Padel, Susanne (Eds.) Organic livestock farming: potential and limitations of husbandry practice to secure animal health and welfare and food quality. Proceedings of the 2nd SAFO Workshop 25-27 March 2004, Witzenhausen, Germany. SAFO Sustaining Animal Health and Food Safety in Organic Farming. A European Commission funded Concerted Action Project., pp. 55-57.

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Summary

At the moment, Switzerland has about 6,500 organic farmers, with 11 % of the agriculture area managed organically. The main regulations in organic farming are The Schweizer Bio-Verordnung (Swiss Government Regulation for Organic farming). These regulations are increasingly adapted to the EU-Regulation for organic farming. The BIO SUISSE regulation has further requirements. Nearly all organic farmers are BIO SUISSE farmers. The symbol of BIO SUISSE is a bud.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic feeding, non-organic feeding components, feeding guideline, Bildung, Beratung
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Values, standards and certification
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: European Union > Animal Health and Food Safety SAFO
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org, http://www.safonetwork.org/, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-safo.html
Deposited By: Früh, Barbara
ID Code:3321
Deposited On:22 Sep 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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