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Practical approaches on organic farms in Germany to integrate aims and objectives of nature conservation and landscape development

van Elsen, Thomas (2005) Practical approaches on organic farms in Germany to integrate aims and objectives of nature conservation and landscape development. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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The conversion to organic farming already means a contribution to nature conservation and landscape development. In a case study 16 organic farms in Germany were investigated whose farmers try to integrate such goals actively by certain measures into their farming system. The contribution of these farms to diverse landscapes is obvious. The motives of the farmers are strongly based upon intrinsic values. However, organic farming also shows a tendency towards intensification. Support is needed, not only with financial tools. The approach of a special advisory service at farm level can help to optimize the impact of organic farms upon the environment.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic Farming, Nature Conservation, Landscape Development, Advisory service
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Germany > FiBL Germany - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture > Nature conservation
International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4492
Deposited On:23 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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