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Eco-Regions: How to link organic farming with territorial development

Schermer, Dr. Markus and Kirchengast, Mag. Christoph (2008) Eco-Regions: How to link organic farming with territorial development. Paper at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008. [Unpublished]

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Organic farming in Austria has seen a rapid development as all over Europe. In some alpine regions over 50% of the farms have converted to organic. Thus the idea of forming “Eco-Regions” (“Bioregionen” in German), transforming organic farming values from a farm level to a regional scale, emerged. The paper presents the results of an action research based project to develop a model for the formation of Eco-Regions and to monitor the success in cross-sectoral networking. Besides a number of prerequisites also bottlenecks for the formation become apparent. The paper describes the model and the implementation in two distinct regions.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Eco-Region, territorial development
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 1.3 Multifunctionality - Livelihood - Rural Development
Deposited By: Schermer, Dr Markus
ID Code:12099
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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