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Synthesis and final recommendations on the development of a European Information System for Organic Markets. = Deliverable D6 of the European Project EISfOM QLK5-2002-02400

Rippin, Markus; Vitulano, Susanna; Zanoli, Raffaele and Lampkin, Nicolas (2006) Synthesis and final recommendations on the development of a European Information System for Organic Markets. = Deliverable D6 of the European Project EISfOM QLK5-2002-02400. Institute of Rural Sciences, University of Wales.

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European markets for organic products are growing rapidly, but the market information available in most European countries is woefully inadequate. Often only very basic data such as certified organic holdings and land area are reported, and sometimes not even individual crop areas or livestock numbers. Important market data, such as the amount of production, consumption, international trade or producer and consumer prices, do not exist in most European countries. In some European countries there are only rough estimates of the levels of production and consumption.
There is no standardisation and data are seldom comparable. Furthermore, detailed information on specific commodities is missing. Hence, investment decisions are taken under conditions of great uncertainty. Policy evaluation, including periodic monitoring of the European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming and RDP 2007-2013, will require many other data in addition to those regarding production structures and financial data that are already available, but obtaining this information would require a new EU-wide data collection and processing system (DCPS) to be put in place.
The European Information System for Organic Markets (EISfOM) project is an EUfunded Concerted Action which has analysed and documented the current situation and proposed ways in which organic data collection and processing systems (DCPS) can be improved by means of:
• improvement in the current situation of data collecting and processing systems
for the organic sector
• innovation in data collection and processing systems for the organic sector
• integration of conventional and organic data collection and processing
systems
This report summarises the most relevant findings of the EISfOM project, which are
analysed in the main project reports:
Wolfert, S., Kramer, K. J., Richter, T., Hempfling, G., Lux. S. and Recke, G. (eds.)
(2004). Review of data collection and processing systems for organic and
conventional markets. EISfOM (QLK5-2002-02400) project deliverable submitted
to European Commission. www.eisfom.org/publications.
Recke, G., Hamm, U., Lampkin, N., Zanoli, R., Vitulano, S. and Olmos, S. (eds.)
(2004a) Report on proposals for the development, harmonisation and quality
assurance of organic data collection and processing systems (DCPS). EISfOM
(QLK5-2002-02400) project deliverable submitted to European Commission.
www.eisfom.org/publications.
Recke, G., Willer, H., Lampkin, N. and Vaughan, A. (eds.) (2004b). Development of a
European Information System for Organic Markets – Improving the Scope and
Quality of Statistical Data. Proceedings of the 1st EISfOM European Seminar,
Berlin, Germany, 26-27 April, 2004. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
(FiBL), Frick, Switzerland. www.eisfom.org/publications.
Gleirscher, N., Schermer, M., Wroblewska, M. and Zakowska-Biemans, S. (2005)
Report on the evaluation of the pilot case studies. EISfOM (QLK5-2002-02400)
project deliverable submitted to European Commission.
www.eisfom.org/publications.
QLK5-2002-02400 European Information System for Organic Markets (EISfOM) D6 final report
Rippin, M. and Lampkin, N. (eds.) (2005) Framework for a European Information
System for Organic Markets. Unpublished report of the project European
Information System for Organic Markets (EISfOM) (QLK5-2002-02400).
Rippin, M., Willer, H., Lampkin, N., and Vaughan A. (2006). Towards a European
Framework for Organic Market information, Proceedings of the 2nd EISfOM
European Seminar, Brussels, November 10 and 11, 2005. Research Institute of
Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland. www.eisfom.org/publications.


EPrint Type:Report
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic farming statistics, market data, data collection and processing, EISfOM
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
Research affiliation: Italy > Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (prev. Univ. Ancona)
Germany > Central Market and Price Report Office - ZMP
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
European Union > EISfOM
Related Links:http://www.eisfom.org, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-eisfom.html
Deposited By: Lampkin, Dr Nicolas
ID Code:8961
Deposited On:22 Jul 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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