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Sustainability assessment of organic dairy farms in mountainous areas of Austria

Weisshaidinger, R.; Petrasek, R.; Hörtenhuber, S.; Scheuch, M.; Scheurich, A.; Schweiger, S.; Gadermaier, J.; Bartel-Kratochvil, R.; Drapela, T.; Teriete, M.; Lindenthal, T. and Schader, C. (2018) Sustainability assessment of organic dairy farms in mountainous areas of Austria. In: Book of Abstracts. 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), 7 - 9 November 2018, Eisenstadt, Austria, p. 54.

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Summary

Dairy farming plays a major role in mountainous regions of Austria, mostly due to high proportion of grasslands. In general, Austria’s dairy farming faces challenges regarding sustainability, e.g. environmental impacts, but specifically for alpine areas low productivity and dependency on direct payments are lowering sustainability. Organic farming is considered as a strategy to overcome these challenges.
Considering this general background, we analysed the sustainability performance and its main drivers of organic dairy farms in mountainous regions of Austria.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:dairy farms, sustainability assessment, organic agriculture, animal huybandry
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: Austria > FiBL Austria
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Deposited By: Schader, Dr. Christian
ID Code:34745
Deposited On:28 Feb 2019 09:28
Last Modified:28 Feb 2019 09:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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