Roderick, Steve; Padel, Susanne and Younie, David (2006) Diversity of organic livestock systems in Europe. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.
There is significant diversity in livestock production across Europe, as a consequence of a range of climatic, historic and economic factors. Yet there are common standards and goals. Enlargement of the European Union has added emphasis to the importance of this diversity. Statistics representing the recent development of organic farming illustrates the considerable variation across the continent in relation to land use and the main animal species farmed. This paper examines some of the climatic and historical impacts of a diverse Europe and recom-mends a degree of flexibility in the adoption of or-ganic standards.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Subjects:|| Food systems > Policy environments and social economy|
Food systems > Markets and trade
Animal husbandry > Production systems
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 7: Development of livestock production systems|
UK > Duchy College
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
|Deposited By:||Padel, Dr Susanne|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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