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Organic Farming: Policies and Prospects

By: Stephan Dabbert, Anna Maria Haring and Raffaele Zanoli

169 pages, Figs, tabs

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Hardback | Feb 2004 | #143952 | ISBN: 1842773267
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Reviews the organic farming sector today, the policies developed to foster it and its contributions to the environment, food quality, farmers' incomes and rural development. It also explains the key factors impinging on the sector in the future and makes a detailed range of recommendations for future organic farming policy.


Organic farming - a grassroots movement taken over by policy?; organic farming in Europe at the dawn of the new millennium - farms, land area and regional distribution, markets, institutions, research and innovation, European policies for organic farming in the 1990s, the development of organic farming in selected countries, conclusion; organic farming's contribution to policy objectives - environmental performance, food quality, farm income, rural development, surplus reduction and government expenditure, criticism of organic farming policy; a changing policy environment - agenda 2000, EU enlargement, WTO negotiations, possible futures, organic farming and agricultural policy; recommendations for future organic farming policy - an integrated approach, status quo analysis, objectives and strategic decisions, instruments and addressees, monitoring and control, conclusions; references - addresses of organic farming organizations, international organizations, research organizations, producer associations.

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Stephan Dabbert is professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, and an advisor to the EU Commission and the German Federal Government on organic farming policy issues. Anna Maria Haring is a researcher on organic farming and the Common Agricultural Policy at the University of Hohenheim. Raffaele Zanoli is associate professor of agro-food marketing at the University of Ancona, Italy.

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