Development and Policy Environment for Organic Farming in Europe

NICOLAS LAMPKIN, SUSANNE PADEL, CAROLYN FOSTER

Published: 12.11.2001  〉 Heft 7 (von 8) / 2001  〉 Resort: Articles 
Submitted: N. A.   〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A.   〉 Accepted: N. A.

ABSTRACT

The paper describes the development and policy environment of organic farming in the European Union, where organic farming has grown rapidly due to a variety of factors. Policy measures concerning area-based financial support for conversion to and continuation of organic farming, officially-recognized standards and support for market and regional development, advice and research are considered. This indicates that individual measures can also work against each other. In some countries, good experiences have been made with integrated action plans, an approach that is also being discussed at the European level and which could achieve a good basis for the development of organic farming in future.
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NICOLAS LAMPKIN, SUSANNE PADEL, CAROLYN FOSTER, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, GB - SY23 3AL, Tel: +44 1970 622248, Fax: +44 1970 622238 (E-Mail: nhl@aber.ac.uk)
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