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Mass Catering As A Driver For Austrian Organic Agriculture

Gusenbauer, Isabella; Theresia, Markut and Hörtenhuber, Stefan (2021) Mass Catering As A Driver For Austrian Organic Agriculture. Paper at: Organic World Congress 2021, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB, Rennes, France, 8 - 10 September, 2021. [Completed]

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Summary

In Austria, around 1.8 million meals are consumed daily in public and private mass catering facilities. The aims of this study was (1) to show and assess the current status and (2) to calculate the potential of public catering procurement regarding Austrian organic food. The central question was which share of organic food in mass catering would lead to what increase of organic agricultural area in Austria. These growth potentials were calculated with two scenarios: a monetary organic share of 60% and 100% in food procurement. The results show that 4.9% of the total Austrian agricultural area (132,139 ha) is already consumed by public catering facilities in 2017 and thereof 1.3% for organic food. An increased organic share of 100% in terms of monetary procurement in the public catering sector would theoretically lead to an only slight increase in the total utilized agricultural area need for catering food (from 4.9% to 5.3%). Concurrently, this would mean 3.8 times more demand of organic area.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:austria, organic agriculture, public procurement
Subjects: Food systems
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2021: Organic World Congress, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB > Transitioning towards organic and sustainable food system
Austria
Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42251
Deposited On:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Last Modified:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:A book of abstracts of papers of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, September 8-10, Online and on-site in Rennes, France '6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB' has been published

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