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Tasmania's Organic Spring: The 99.8% Opportunity

Paull, John (2018) Tasmania's Organic Spring: The 99.8% Opportunity. Paper at: Tasmanian Organics Network, Burnie, Tasmania, 18 April 2018.

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Tasmania has experienced seventy years of organics advocacy (from 1946). Yet Tasmania has just 0.2% of its agricultural land certified organic. Converting the state to organic could take 35,000 years at the current rate - and who has that kind of time? In contrast, Australia has 7.1% of its agricultural land as certified organic. Australia has more organic land than any other country. Tasmania has 4003 certified organic agriculture hectares and 79 certified organic operators (compared to the Australian total of 27.1 million organic agriculture hectares and 2075 certified organic operators). This suggests that there is a massive opportunity - the 99.8% opportunity - for Tasmania to embrace the ethics, practices, and economic benefits of organic production. With the impending certification of a number of organic dairy properties in Tasmania, is the state on the cusp of an Organic Spring? OMG (Organic Milk Group) has just achieved certification of its first dairy farm and has just started supplying Woolworths supermarkets with organic milk. Moon Lake has three dairy farms at or near conversion to organic and plans direct organic milk exports, Hobart to China. A new map of organic farms in Tasmania is presented.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Tasmania, Australia, Organic agriculture,
Subjects: Farming Systems
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation:Australia > University of Tasmania
Related Links:http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/54901, https://orgprints.org/31774/1/Paull2017.SLAF.UTAS.pdf, https://orgprints.org/31230/1/JO415.pdf, https://orgprints.org/30187/1/PaullHennig2016.OAMaps.pdf, https://orgprints.org/26547/12/26547.pdf, https://orgprints.org/16429/1/16429.pdf, https://orgprints.org/27514/18/27514.pdf, https://orgprints.org/18809/1/Paull2011KoberwitzEJSS.pdf
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:33055
Deposited On:18 May 2018 07:36
Last Modified:18 May 2018 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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