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Organic farming at the heart of the rural development policy. The example of Austria

Darnhofer, Ika (2006) Organic farming at the heart of the rural development policy. The example of Austria. [Organic farming at the heart of the rural development policy. The example of Austria.] In: Proceedings, pp. 712-713.

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With about 10% of all Austrian farms being certified organic, Austria has one of the highest rates of organic farms in the European Union. Organic farms receive payments within the agri-environmental programme (AEP). With about 78% of farms participating in the AEP, Austria is also leading the field in the EU. The high participation rates can be seen as a result of a successful Austrian agricultural policy which aims to reconcile agricultural production, environmental protection, social cohesion and rural development. The orientation of farming towards the provision of environmental amenities may be indicative of future farm strategies, which are increasingly focused on broader rural development activities.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:rural development policy, Austria
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Austria
Research affiliation: Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Economics - Agr. Economics
Deposited By: Darnhofer, Dr. Ika
ID Code:8939
Deposited On:22 Jul 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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