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Organic Agriculture: Proceedings of the OECD Workshop on Organic Agriculture, Held in Washington D.C. on 23-26 September 2002 : Sustainability, Markets and Policies - Oecd

Organic Agriculture: Proceedings of the OECD Workshop on Organic Agriculture, Held in Washington D.C. on 23-26 September 2002

Sustainability, Markets and Policies

By: Oecd


Published: 6th June 2003
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The economic performance of organic farms is mixed, with considerable variation in the yields achieved and the premiums received for products within and across OECD countries. This publication reveals that organic agriculture is disadvantaged by curren

Conclusions and recommendationsp. 9
Organic agriculture, sustainability and policyp. 17
What is organic agriculture? What I learned from my transitionp. 31
Organic Agriculture and Sustainability
Organic Agriculture and the Environment--Overview
Organic agriculture and sustainability: environmental aspectsp. 51
Organic farming and nature conservationp. 65
The biodiversity benefits of organic farmingp. 77
Productivity of organic and conventional cropping systemsp. 95
Organic Agriculture and the Environment--Case Studies
Considerations of the environmental and animal welfare benefits of organic agriculture in the Netherlandsp. 103
Soil quality of organically managed citrus orchards in the Mediterranean areap. 115
Energy balance comparison of organic and conventional farmingp. 127
Economic and Social Aspects of Organic Agriculture
The profitability of organic farming in Europep. 141
Farm-level impacts of organic production systemsp. 153
Economic perspectives of Korean organic agriculturep. 157
A social agenda for organic agriculturep. 171
The Organic Market
Marketing and Trading Issues for Organic Products
The organic market in OECD countries: past growth, current status and future potentialp. 179
Emerging issues in the marketing and trade of organic productsp. 187
International harmonisation of organic standards and guarantee systemsp. 199
International and national standards and their impact on trade: the Swiss perspectivep. 203
Issues for Producers of Organic Products
What are the key issues faced by organic producers?p. 207
Pollution threats to organic production and productsp. 221
To convert or not to convert to organic farmingp. 227
Issues for Consumers of Organic Products
What are the key issues for consumers?p. 239
Organic agriculture: the consumers' perspectivep. 245
Consumer preferences for organic foodsp. 257
Policy Approaches to Organic Agriculture
Labelling, Standards and Regulations
The role of government standards and market facilitationp. 277
The impact of consumer standards and market facilitation in Koreap. 285
Organic agriculture and national legislation in Turkeyp. 289
Organic agriculture in Japan: development of a labelling scheme and production policiesp. 295
Organic farming in Poland: past, present and future perspectivesp. 301
Conversion and Support Payments
From conversion payments to integrated action plans in the European Unionp. 313
The influence of the EU Common Agricultural Policy on the competitiveness of organic farmingp. 329
Norwegian experience with conversion and support payments for organic farmingp. 337
Do support payments for organic farming achieve environmental goals efficiently?p. 345
Research, Information and Communication
The role of research, information and communicationp. 367
New Zealand's organic agriculture: the government's rolep. 379
INRA and organic farming: towards a research programmep. 383
Dutch policy on organic agriculture: a market-oriented approachp. 393
Ways to improve the organic food chain: a consumer-oriented approachp. 399
Organic food for public institutionsp. 401
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ISBN: 9789264101500
ISBN-10: 9264101500
Series: Agriculture and Food
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 6th June 2003
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.92