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Opportunities for farming in alpine countries – pathways to truly grassland-based beef and milk production in Austria and Switzerland

Weisshaidinger, R.; Frick, R.; Moakes, S.; Müller, A.; Bartel, A.; Schwank, O.; Biedermann, R. and Stolze, M. (2018) Opportunities for farming in alpine countries – pathways to truly grassland-based beef and milk production in Austria and Switzerland. In: Book of Abstracts. 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), 7 - 9 November 2018, Eisenstadt, Austria, p. 55.

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Summary

Farming in the alpine countries of Austria and Switzerland fulfils important economic, socio-cultural and ecological functions for society. However, even though both Austria and Switzerland have increasingly focused their agricultural policy towards ecology, in both countries negative environmental impacts of agriculture still have to be reduced massively.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:dairy farms, sustainability assessment, organic agriculture, animal huybandry, agricultural policy, rural sociology, grassland-based livestock systems
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
"Organics" in general
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Austria > FiBL Austria
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Switzerland > Other organizations
Deposited By: Stolze, Dr. Matthias
ID Code:34746
Deposited On:28 Feb 2019 09:38
Last Modified:28 Feb 2019 09:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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