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Potentials of Organic Farming in the Region of Marchfeld (Austria)

Hadatsch, S.; Kratochvil, R.; Vabitsch, A. and Freyer, B. (2000) Potentials of Organic Farming in the Region of Marchfeld (Austria). In: Alföldi, T.; Lockeretz, W. and Niggli, U. (Eds.) Proceedings 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference., vdf Hochschulverlag, Zürich ., p. 158.

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Marchfeld is one of the most important crop production regions in Austria. High input agriculture causes environmental problems, especially groundwater pollution by nitrate and pesticides, decline of soil fertility and ecosystem diversity. While Austria has about 8.3 % certified organic farms, Marchfeld has only 1.5 %. The presented study was carried out in order to investigate the potentials of organic farming for solving environmental problems. The main interest of this work is the present economic and social situation of organic agriculture, its environmental effects and the identification of factors that support or hamper the further increase of organic farming in this region


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:social acceptance, qualitative interviews, marginal farm income, environmental indicators,
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Farming Systems
Research affiliation: Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - IfÖL
Related Links:http://www.boku.ac.at/oekoland/
Deposited By: Dorninger, michael
ID Code:4104
Deposited On:20 Dec 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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