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Research in Organic Food and Farming in The Netherlands

Teenstra, Eddie and Regouin, Eric (2006) Research in Organic Food and Farming in The Netherlands. In: Lange, Stefan; Williges, Ute; Saxena, Shilpi and Willer, Helga (Eds.) European Research in Organic Food and Farming. Reports on organisation and conduction of research programmes in 11 European countries. Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) / Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food BLE, Bonn, Germany, chapter 8, pp. 165-184.

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Summary

This paper gives an overview of the current status of organic farming research in the Netherlands.
In 2001, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality LNV produced its policy on organic agriculture, aiming at a market oriented organic production. The main objective presented in this policy document is that 10 % of the total cultivated agricultural area will be under organic farming in the Netherlands by the year 2010. One of the policy instruments to be applied to reach this objective is research on organic production. This policy resulted in an increase in organic farming research funding by the Ministry from 3 million Euro in 1999 to over 10 million Euro in 2003.
In 2004, this policy on organic agriculture was evaluated. The evaluation included results of research and knowledge efforts and a new policy document for the period 2005-2007 was approved by the Parliament.
The new (or prolongated) policy ambitions are:
• 10 % of the total cultivated area will be under organic farming by 2010
• market share of organic products will be 5 % of total consumer spending by 2007
• the innovative strength of the organic production sector concerning sustainability will be enlarged by 2007.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Type of Facility:Other
Keywords:Organisation of organic farming research, The Netherlands, research organisation, research structure, research programmes
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports > Netherlands
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic
Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR > Innovation Centre Organic Agriculture IBL
Related Links:http://www.coreorganic.org, http://www.ibl.wur.nl/, http://www.biologischelandbouw.net/
Location:fax. +31 (0)527 - 652992
Deposited By: Teenstra, Ing. MIM E.D.
ID Code:8724
Deposited On:18 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:This is one of the country reports produced as part of the ERA Net scheme Core Organic project. These reports are available as a book and can be ordered from BLE at geschaeftsstelle-oekolandbau @ ble.de.
An internet version is available at the Core Organic Web portal at www.coreorganic.org

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