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European organic farming policies: an overview

Stolze, Matthias and Lampkin, Nic (2006) European organic farming policies: an overview. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Organic farming has expanded rapidly in Europe since the 1980s. A key factor is the widespread use of policy support in recognition of environmental and other benefits. Agri-environmental payments are the main form of support. In 2003, almost 54% of the certified organic land area in the EU27 & CH was supported at a cost of €635 million. The increase in supply thus stimulated led to a broader mix of meas-ures, including research, training, advice, consumer promotion and market development. Many states have adopted an integrated action plan approach to optimise the policy mix.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: European Union > Organic Farming Policy EU-CEE-OFP
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 2: European initiatives
Deposited By: Stolze, Dr. Matthias
ID Code:6337
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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