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Organic Farming - An efficient and integrated system approach responding to pressing challenges

Niggli, Urs; Schader, Christian and Stolze, Matthias (2010) Organic Farming - An efficient and integrated system approach responding to pressing challenges. In: Kölling, Antje (Ed.) Organic food and farming - A system approach to meet the sustainability challenge. IFOAM EU GROUP, chapter 6, pp. 17-20.

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Summary

- One strict and easily understandable rule in organic farming such as the ban of synthetic fertilisers often results in a number of environmental benefits.
- Organic farming support helps to minimise costs for farm support while increasing its environmental effects.
- Cost effectiveness of organic farming support can result from consistency of the policy measure, the system approach of organic farming and resulting synergetic environmental effects, as well as increased market values and lower transaction costs.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:IFOAM, EU Group, support, market values, environmental benefits, Sustainability, Sozio-Ökonomie, Agrarpolitik, Agrarumweltmaßnahmen, NAchhaltigkeit
Subjects: Farming Systems
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability
Related Links:http://www.ifoam-eu.org, http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/socio-economics.html
Deposited By: Niggli, Prof. Dr. Urs
ID Code:21186
Deposited On:25 Feb 2013 20:00
Last Modified:25 Feb 2013 20:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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