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.
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|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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