publication . Conference object . 2006

Organic farming at the heart of the rural development policy. The example of Austria

Darnhofer, Ika;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
With about 10% of all Austrian farms being certified organic, Austria has one of the highest rates of organic farms in the European Union. Organic farms receive payments within the agri-environmental programme (AEP). With about 78% of farms participating in the AEP, Austria is also leading the field in the EU. The high participation rates can be seen as a result of a successful Austrian agricultural policy which aims to reconcile agricultural production, environmental protection, social cohesion and rural development. The orientation of farming towards the provision of environmental amenities may be indicative of future farm strategies, which are increasingly fo...
free text keywords: Policy environments and social economy, Austria
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