Overview

In this book, three leading authorities on organic farming have for the first time produced a serious and scientific overview of the state of organic farming and policy towards it in Europe. Based on a review of a huge body of scientific research into all aspects of the sector, the authors provide in accessible terms a balanced, up-to-date and policy relevant overview of: the position of organic farming today - the size of the sector, its markets, where research is conducted, and current policies towards the ...
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Organic Farming: Policies and Prospects

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Overview

In this book, three leading authorities on organic farming have for the first time produced a serious and scientific overview of the state of organic farming and policy towards it in Europe. Based on a review of a huge body of scientific research into all aspects of the sector, the authors provide in accessible terms a balanced, up-to-date and policy relevant overview of: the position of organic farming today - the size of the sector, its markets, where research is conducted, and current policies towards the sector; assessment of its possible contributions to the environment, food quality, farmers‘ incomes, and rural development generally; and detailed recommendations for future organic farming policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848137462
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,068,335
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephan Dabbert is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

Anna Maria Haring is a researcher at the Interdisciplinary EU Project Organic Farming and the Common Agricultural Policy that is co-ordinated by the Institute of Farm Economics at the University of Hohenheim.

Raffaele Zanoli is Associate Professor of Agro-Food Marketing at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ancona, Italy.
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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
List of Tables
List of Figures
Glossary
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Organic farming: grassroots movement or policy directive? 1
2 Organic farming in Europe at the dawn of the new millennium 9
3 Organic farming's contribution to policy objectives 66
4 A changing policy environment 92
5 Recommendations for future organic farming policy 120
References 141
Organisations with Interest in Organic Farming 151
Index 167
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