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Organic Action Plans: A Guide for Stakeholders

Schmid, Otto; Padel, Susanne; Lampkin, Nic and Meredith, Stephen (2015) Organic Action Plans: A Guide for Stakeholders. IFOAM EU, Brussels, Belgium.

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Over the last decade the development of Organic Action Plans (OAPs) has gained momentum as a mechanism for achieving a more integrated and balanced approach to organic policy-making in different European countries and at EU level. However the uptake, effectiveness and continuity of OAPs can vary significantly from country to country. For inst ance differing government priorities, the lack of ring-fenced public funding and the expectation that the organic sector should take the lead rather than government can impede the development of OAPs. This guide looks at the current status of OAPs in EU and EFTA countries with a special focus on plans at national and regional level and an in-depth analysis of six OAPs in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Andalusia (Spain) and Scotland (UK). It also takes into account the OAPs developed at EU level by the European Commission. The guide builds on theEU-funded ORGAP project which undertook a comprehensive comparative review of everal national and regional OAPs and produced a Manual to support the development of OAPs and a toolbox for evaluation. To support the future OAP development and implementation this guide sets out recommendations for the organic sector and EU, national and regional policymakers.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:IFOAM, Action Plans, Development, Departement of Socio-Economic Sceinces, Policy,
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Europe
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Agri-food policy
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Related Links:http://www.ifoam-eu.org
Deposited By: Schmid, Otto
ID Code:30173
Deposited On:01 Jun 2016 08:26
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 15:52
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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