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A territorial approach to organic farming: the case of eco-regions in Austria

Schermer, Markus (2006) A territorial approach to organic farming: the case of eco-regions in Austria. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

The ongoing changes from an agricultural to a rural society require from farmers to define their position new. Organic agriculture provides a value system which is well accepted by non-agricultural rural stakeholders and can therefore be a potential starting point for territorial sustainable development. In Aus-tria the approach of eco-regions (Bioregioen) provides such an approach. The paper gives some preliminary results on the preconditions necessary for the establishment of such an approach building on the results of an ongoing national project. Furthermore different strategies how to position the organic agenda within the framework of various regional development strategies are discussed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 1: Research in sustainable systems
Deposited By: Schermer, Dr Markus
ID Code:7834
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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