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Diversity of organic livestock systems in Europe

Roderick, Steve; Padel, Susanne and Younie, David (2006) Diversity of organic livestock systems in Europe. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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There is significant diversity in livestock production across Europe, as a consequence of a range of climatic, historic and economic factors. Yet there are common standards and goals. Enlargement of the European Union has added emphasis to the importance of this diversity. Statistics representing the recent development of organic farming illustrates the considerable variation across the continent in relation to land use and the main animal species farmed. This paper examines some of the climatic and historical impacts of a diverse Europe and recom-mends a degree of flexibility in the adoption of or-ganic standards.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Markets and trade
Animal husbandry > Production systems
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 7: Development of livestock production systems
UK > Duchy College
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:8065
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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