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Organic action plans: Mainstreaming organic farming in public policy


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Sanders, Jürn and Schmid, Otto (2014) Organic action plans: Mainstreaming organic farming in public policy. In: Meredith, Stephen and Willer, Helga (Eds.) Organic in Europe, Prospects and Developments. IFOAM EU Group, Brussels, chapter 4, pp. 46-52.

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Organic farming is supported in Europe3 in different ways. Most countries have implemented specific area payments for organic farming through agri-environmental schemes to finance their contribution to environmental protection and the provision of other public goods. In the European Union these measures are typically financed through national or regional rural development programmes (RDPs) that are co-funded by the EU and Member State administrations.
These payments are an important foundation for the financial performance of organic farms, since they compensate them for additional costs or income foregone due to their organic commitments. Besides payments, a wide range of other public policy instruments exist, such as financial support for processing and marketing organic products, investment aids, a range of training, advice and information policies, as well as research support for projects related to organic farming (Sanders et al., 2011).

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Agricultural policy, European Union, Action Plans, FiBL 60075, Sozioökonomie, Agrarpolitik
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishAgricultural policieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_201
EnglishEuropean Unionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34779
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishAction planshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_50149
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > European Union
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Europe
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics > Agripolicy
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
Deposited By: Grand, Mr Gregor
ID Code:25650
Deposited On:18 Jun 2014 13:08
Last Modified:18 Jun 2014 13:08
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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