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Swedish research in organic farming and food systems

Alm, Jessica; Nilsdotter-Linde, Nilla and Geber, Ulrika (2006) Swedish research in organic farming and food systems. In: Lange, Stefan; Williges, Ute; Saxena, Shilpi and Willer, Helga (Eds.) European Research in Organic Food and Farming. Reports on organisation and conduction of research programmes in 11 European countries. Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernähung (BLE) / Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food BLE, Bonn, Germany, chapter 10, pp. 213-248.

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In Sweden research is mainly conducted by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
The SLU departments of Soil Science, Ecology and Crop Production Science (now Crop Production Ecology), Entomology, Animal Nutrition and Management, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Environment and Health, Agricultural Biosystems and Technology, Crop Science and Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden are conducting research.
This research is mainly financed by the Swedish Research Council for Environment,
Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) through the national programme for
organic agricultural research. Furthermore SLU research is funded under the programme for applied research for experimentation and development in organic farming, which is financed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture (SJV). Within the “Ekoforsk” Programme based at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) university scientists are commonly cooperating with advisors connected to private and public extension service institutions and organisations. Finally, the Swedish Farmers´Foundation for Agricultural Research (SLF), which is a levy board, funds a substantial part of research in organic farming, especially applied research in organic primary production systems.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Organic farming research, research organisation, research structures, research funding, Sweden
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Sweden
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Research affiliation: Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > CUL - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se/, http://www.coreorganic.org
Deposited By: Fredriksson, Pelle
ID Code:2806
Deposited On:19 Apr 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:This is one of the country reports produced as part of the ERA Net scheme Core Organic. This reports are available as a book and can be ordered from BLE at geschaeftsstelle-oekolandbau@ble.de.
An internet version is available at the Core Organic Web portal at www.coreorganic.org

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