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Acquisition and transfer of knowledge within the organic sector in Iceland

Dýrmundsson, Ó.R. (2013) Acquisition and transfer of knowledge within the organic sector in Iceland. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 95-96.

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Organic agriculture is developing at a slower rate in Iceland than in the other Nordic countries, partly due to lack of research and development work. While the supply of organics does not meet demand, and the market is growing, this sector within Icelandic agriculture is largely driven by consumers, ideologists and enthusiasts. They are, for example, trying to solve problems and promote progress by accumulating and disseminating knowledge from various sources. Much more support is needed from the scientific community and politicians should pay closer attention to the contribution organic farming can make to sustainable development and the wellbeing of society at large. Transfer of knowledge from other Nordic countries could, for example, be linked to research on organic fertilizers and methods of teaching and extension.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishKnowledge managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37890
EnglishAgricultural researchhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8679
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24562
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 21:54
Last Modified:06 Nov 2013 21:54
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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