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Is organic farming the solution for the future of Walloon agriculture ?

Burny, Philippe and Debode, Frédéric (Eds.) (2013) Is organic farming the solution for the future of Walloon agriculture ? ASU Publishing Center, pp. 514-517. Proceedings of The Sixth International Scientific Conference "Rural Development 2013, Akademija, Lithuania.

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Organic farming is considered to be one of the solutions for the problems of sustainability faced today by the agriculutral sector. This paper describes the growth of the Walloon organic sector during the last years thanks to the support of the regional authorities through financial incentives and a new regional strategic development plan. It also presents some results collected during an on-farm survey concerning organic cereals. It appears that organic farming has significantly developed thaks to public support even if the prices of organic products are exceeding by 30% those of conventional products. Organic farming can play a significant role in the future of Walloon agriculture. However, due to the high conversion rate during these last years, it is not guaranteed that the financial support could be conserved at a such level.

EPrint Type:Proceedings
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Belgium
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions
Research affiliation:Belgium > Wallonia > Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique (CRA-W) (Gembloux)
Deposited By: MOERMAN, Mrs Marie
ID Code:45882
Deposited On:31 Mar 2023 06:37
Last Modified:31 Mar 2023 13:43
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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